Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Well, tomorrow is the big day (1st of many). Kai is having his lip surgery done at Riley Children's hospital at 9:00 a.m. (August 26th). He has no idea what is about to happen, but we did watch a documentary on cleft repairs a couple of weeks ago and he was enthralled by it. We're staying at the Ronald McDonald House tonight as we have to be at the hospital at 7:30. He is sleeping with his finger in his mouth like always and it's so sad that this is the last time he will be able to do that. He has to be in arm restraints for three weeks after surgery to make sure he doesn't touch his mouth. That is going to be rough! We'll post more tomorrow.
I need to add that the Ronald McDonald House is amazing! What a blessing to soooo many families. Please drop all your change into that thingy at McDonalds from now on. Jo


  1. Jo,

    Hope you get some sleep tonight. Eli was also a finger sucker...right in his cleft. Right after the no-no's came off, the fingers went back in.


  2. I stayed in the Ronald McDonald house one night when Brenna was at Riley for her appendicitis. It was such a blessing. I too now encourage everyone to support them and Riley. Glad the surgery went well! Can't wait to see him.