At the end of November 2017, Mercy had her cleft palate repair surgery. I’ve been meaning to update ever since then, but with the holidays and a few other bumps in the road, I was not able to get to it until now.
You can see the video (and even hear Mercy talk!) HERE!
First of all, if you are unfamiliar with Mercy’s Story, you can find it HERE. Mercy was diagnosed with Pierre Robin Sequence at birth, meaning her jaw was small and she had a cleft palate, causing her tongue to obstruct her airway. We spent 6 weeks in NICU at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City while her jaw was pushed forward via distractors (you can read more about that HERE), and while she learned to eat on her own without the feeding tube (NG tube).