Kaiya does not need SURGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SAY WHAT?????? I KNOW! I KNOW! I can't BELIEVE this!!!
Here's the deal.... when we got to China they told me that Kaiya had her palate repaired before I got there. However, I had been warned repeatedly that China often does only a partial repair. So I looked in her mouth and sure enough there was a hole. So I thought- yep partial repair! So I figured we needed a second surgery. Turns out they left a small hole to allow for her head to grow the right way. The doctor said they did an GREAT job and did EXACTLY what they were supposed to do.
I think my jaw was on the floor... I was like, "Uhhhhh soooo she doesn't have to have ANYTHING done??? I can just LEAVE???"
He said to get out of there and have some fun. SO WE DID!!! We celebrated with a Mommy and Kaiya day. I will post more details on all our fun later.
The cleft group was great. They were so impressed with Kaiya's development and how she has progressed. We will need to do a procedure when she is 9 or 10 to seal up the small hole that was left. Other than that they will just watch to make sure she doesn't have speech issues. She saw a speech therapist who said her language acquisition is excellent. She will meet with her in about 6-9 months again to check on her progress.
(Don't mind the black eye- Kaiya had a small collision with Kaitlyn's play guitar. My little disaster.... first of my kids to have stitches.. first with a black eye! LOL!)
WOOOOHOOOOO!! NOOOOOOO SURGERY!!! I can not tell you how thankful for this little miracle.... it is a gift for our family. I am SO very grateful. All day this song that was dedicated to Kaiya when we first accepted her referral kept playing in my head. The CHI Special Needs China director Stefani even wrote her own version to celebrate Kaiya finally finding her family after waiting so long. It will always mean so much to me...
Here is a little girl who waited for 2 years in an orphanage. This is a little girl who waited for 3 months on a waiting child list as special needs. Her only special need is LOTS of love and plenty of snacks. She was just waiting for her momma and daddy to figure it out. I am so grateful. Thank you Lord for ordinary miracles...