Bone Graft Surgery
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Marsha - posted on 04/07/2013
My daughter had the operation on April 2 & is doing extremely well! The day after surgery was very rough-she was discharged in the late afternoon after she drank the amount required. She slept most of day & night &!was much better the next day. The swelling is just about gone & some slight bruising which is in the final stage. She is a fast healer.....the hard part is the soft food diet & restricting her activity. She still has the pain pump attached to her hip, which should finish by tomorrow night & then it will be a prescription pain med as needed. She will go back to school tomorrow. Much better recovery than anticipated!
Jas - posted on 08/08/2013
Hi. My daughter is 10 and is scheduled for the bone graft in early October with the craniofacial team led by Dr. David Genecov. Their team allows no solid food for 12 weeks, and as my daughter is already a light weight, I am somewhat panicked. We are doing Ensure nutrition drinks at our pediatrician's suggestion, but I am interested if anyone else has ideas or knows of resources for liquid diets kids will eat and thrive on, post-surgery.
I hope everyone's child is doing well. It's been an adventure, but I'm always grateful it's nothing more than this. I have a unilateral cleft lip and palate also, but they didn't do bone grafts in my day. : )
Marsha - posted on 02/23/2013
My daughter is 10 & will be having the surgery on April 2 (the Tuesday of her spring break). I'm a single mom & am taking that week off from work, but am really hoping she can go back to school the next Monday, April 8. D you think that's possible?
Saskia - posted on 07/30/2012
my son is 9 and we are having out bone graft surgery one week from tomorrow, my primary concern at this point is "diet" afterwards. can you give me some options on what you guys ate daily> anything else will be appreciated. was the sore most in the mouth, leg, both....or what?
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Donna - posted on 12/28/2011
My son is only six hasnt had his bone graft surgery yet. They said they will need to expand the palate first which is suppose to take 18months to 2yrs. Did your daughter have to have the expander before the surgery? How long was she in recovery for? Im really nervous about the whole thing but hopefully we have a couple more years to prepare ourselves for it. Thank you for being so kind!!
Ana - posted on 05/29/2010
With my daughter they did the bone graft surgery then they will do a palate stretcher and finally her braces....they said they couldnt do the braces because their wasnt support due to the gap she had in her gums....my daughter was very nervous about the surgery but not scared....I let her know that everything was going to be allright although deep inside I was terrified.....she had lots of support from her family members and friends and I think that made a world of diffrence to her....good luck w the surgery keep me posted as far as when and how it goes....the first 24 hrs after the surgery are bad but after that it becomes easier.....and nice to meet you as well....
Kim - posted on 05/29/2010
My son is 13 and we are still waiting on his graft surgery, they where waiting on his braces to do there job. As he is a very active boy, he was always managing to break his braces all the time, which is also contributing to the wait. We have now been told he is ready to go, just waiting on appointments at womans and childrens cleft clinic (Adelaide). He was fine about it all, but now he knows it is getting closer, i think he is worried, even though he would never admit it. How did your daughter go? Hope all is well, and nice to meet you. I love this circle of mums site, i am addicted to it now.
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