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The Transformation Of A Child Born With A Cleft Lip

Cleft lip and cleft palate comprise the fourth most common birth defect in the United States. One of every 700 newborns is affected by cleft lip and/or cleft palate. The transformation of this child born with a cleft lip, to a complete restoration of her face, will be updated weekly until full transformation is complete.
The fine surgeons and staff at St. Peters are the ones performing this service, in New Brunswick, NJ. If you need additional information, please contact them at (732) 745-8600. The regional Craniofacial-Neurosurgical Center provides treatment for babies born with craniofacial abnormalities, including cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Children with facial deformities experience difficulties that surgery alone cannot correct. In light of this, Saint Peter’s has assembled a team of specialists from ten medical disciplines to ensure that the physical and emotional needs of these special children are met. * St.Peters Hospital is not affiliated with this site, for informational use only! Please vote for my gallery! See my new gallery http://www.pbase.com/stella97king/cleft_lip_five_years_after

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The next phase for me is to get the roof or palate sewn together.
LOOK I CAN MAKE A TRIANGLE

The next phase for me is to get the roof or palate sewn together.

The slit extends all the way to the back of my mouth. It goes directly to my nasal cavity, which results in food running out my nose.
HURRY UP AND TAKE THE PIC !

The slit extends all the way to the back of my mouth. It goes directly to my nasal cavity, which results in food running out my nose.

This operation should take place in October. We have to wait until Dr.Nini to approve first. We are waiting for the palate to naturally close together as I grow, then he will sew it shut.
POPS WIPE MY NOSE!!

This operation should take place in October. We have to wait until Dr.Nini to approve first. We are waiting for the palate to naturally close together as I grow, then he will sew it shut.

My upper right central front tooth is coming in sideways, the dentist will have to correct later. But the rest seem to be coming in straight!
YES I HAVE TEETH

My upper right central front tooth is coming in sideways, the dentist will have to correct later. But the rest seem to be coming in straight!

Just had my one year chk-up! My next big operation for the palate is in November.Will keep you up to date more as the time gets closer.
HAPPY HOLLOWEEN

Just had my one year chk-up! My next big operation for the palate is in November.Will keep you up to date more as the time gets closer.

So excited on my first Santa sitting. I mumbled all my gift requests, and left a little drool on his sleeve.
FIRST SANTA SITTING

So excited on my first Santa sitting. I mumbled all my gift requests, and left a little drool on his sleeve.

Then he had the nerve to try and charge us 20 bucks for a photo! Pops jumped the line and took these shots. No cookies and milk for him! I have my dog waiting for him Christmas Eve!!!
SANTA GIVES ME ATTUIDE!

Then he had the nerve to try and charge us 20 bucks for a photo! Pops jumped the line and took these shots. No cookies and milk for him! I have my dog waiting for him Christmas Eve!!!

Pops said I have Attitude! So I'll use this time to tell you my surgery is scheduled for Jan 6th. I will be getting my palate sewed up then. Have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
PLACED IN TIME OUT

Pops said I have Attitude! So I'll use this time to tell you my surgery is scheduled for Jan 6th. I will be getting my palate sewed up then. Have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

This is what it’s like not to have a roof in your mouth! I have to roll the food to the back of my mouth just to swallow it! On January 6th they will sew the two flaps together and create a roof for me. No more food coming out my nose! What a Christmas present.
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This is what it’s like not to have a roof in your mouth! I have to roll the food to the back of my mouth just to swallow it! On January 6th they will sew the two flaps together and create a roof for me. No more food coming out my nose! What a Christmas present.

Well the day finally arrived! My final major operation! This one will sew the roof of my mouth together so I can talk and swallow correctly. Your at the hospital at 5:30 am, gee I get to wake all the sick kids up in here!
Let Me Out

Well the day finally arrived! My final major operation! This one will sew the roof of my mouth together so I can talk and swallow correctly. Your at the hospital at 5:30 am, gee I get to wake all the sick kids up in here!

Now that I woke everyone up, and my parents are getting dirty looks, ah my cocktail has arrived. They give this to me to make me calm and prepare me for surgery.
My Drugs Are Here!

Now that I woke everyone up, and my parents are getting dirty looks, ah my cocktail has arrived. They give this to me to make me calm and prepare me for surgery.

Ahhhh…This is better than Children’s Tylenol!! I think I’ll relax now and wait for the cart to take me to preopt.
This is Good Stuff!!!

Ahhhh…This is better than Children’s Tylenol!! I think I’ll relax now and wait for the cart to take me to preopt.

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