Thursday, March 26, 2009

Small Victories!

Drinking out of a straw may not be a big deal for most 2 year olds. For Kaiya is a victory! She still has a small hole in the roof of her mouth from when her cleft palate repair was done. It was left there to allow her face to grow the right way. When she is a teen there will be a simple procedure to close it up.


Till then the hole makes it extra challenging to get enough suction to do things like... drink from a straw!!! :0) In fact, funny enough, Kaiya's inability to drink from a straw and most sippy cups has been the only hard thing about her cleft palate. LOL! Big awful challenge huh? We were told that she may not ever be able to drink through a straw until the hole was shut. Well, I guess they didn't tell Kaiya. She has never given up trying and last week she did it!!

She drank from a straw. Now she drinks from one every day and just beams ear to ear with pride. YAY KAIYA!!! You are SO AWESOME! Don't ever let anyone tell you what you are not capable of doing. :0)

7 comments:

Hope said...

How awesome!

And- my word what a big cup! =)

nikki said...

You go Kaiya!!!!

Love that jacket on your cutie!!!

Mandy said...

Wow, that is a really big cup! LOL. Shes adorable and yay for drinking through a straw!

Polkadot said...

what can i say..this little china doll is AMAZING! I LOVE THE WATERFALL on top of her head :)

Sara said...

YEHH!! Isn't it fun to watch determined kids do things for the first time.

Shonni said...

What cute pictures of a proud little girl!

Darlene said...

from the moment that girl catapulted herself out of a packnplay at Disney... I knew there was no stopping her!!!!
You rock Kaiya!