One week out and today I have been contemplating things big and small.
- How will she feel to wake up with her face feeling entirely different.
- my guess is she will adapt very quickly. It will be us who need a little more time.
- What effect will all of this have on her sisters
- they will really miss us and will be concerned if they see her in pain. As for her appearance, they completely love her and take her as she is, no worries there.
- Will anything go wrong
- Probably not. She is in great hands.
- How much milk should I take in just in case my supply drops significantly while we are in there
- If I don't take enough, I can always ask for DH or someone to bring some in.
- Questions to ask at our pre op appointment tomorrow
- I feel really well informed about the surgery and admission process from the information already supplied. Really just housekeeping questions about life on the ward, and maybe a look tomorrow to get a feel for the lay of the land.
- What I need to buy to take in
- How to finish her little cardi. Because she will have a sore mouth, we won't want to be putting clothes over her head so I have knit a few things to wear. Just need to work out the finishing touches
- What do I need to organise so things run smoothly here while we are away
- NO MORE LIP TAPING!!!!!
- I am trying for now not to think of what she will do with nasal stents if they are fitted. One thing at a time Lisa
All in all, as the day edges closer, I feel somewhat organised and ready for the next chapter. Before one of H's appointments with her orthodontist I met a lovely couple with a sweet 4 year old daughter who has the same kind of cleft as our darling. They said that at the time her lip repair seemed like a massive deal but now it is just a distant memory. I expect that before I know it, I will be saying the very same thing to someone else.