We received the date for having Frida’s cleft palate closed in surgery a few days ago. For those of you who are new here, this post and this post tells you a bit more about Frida and her cleft palate.
March 30th is the date when we will be admitted to hospital with her, and the following day she will have the operation. I’m not the worrying kind, but receiving the letter did really bring it to the front of my awareness. Our beautiful little girl under anaesthesia, in the operating room – that does yield a few thoughts. Everything will be fine I’m sure, but I think it’s going to be a tough few days in the hospital.
Right now we’re making a few preparations. At the time of the operation, she’s not allowed to be using either a dummy or a baby bottle – both of which we have been using this far. She loved her bottle of warm milk before bedtime up until a week ago – now we have replaced it with a little bit of warm milk in a cup. We dreaded getting her off the bottle, but it has been no problem at all – she still goes to sleep like a baby! Next up is getting her off the dummy – which I dread even more. Who knows – she may just surprise us. Does it all the time! 🙂