Pharyngeal Flap Surgery

On July 3, 2013 Xander had Pharyngeal Flap surgery.  This surgery should really improve Xander’s speech by stopping the air from coming out of his nose when he talks.  Xander was all ready for this surgery and was awesome when the day came.  He didn’t once complain about not being able to eat and even said we were going on a date when Baba, Xander, and I got into the van to go to the hospital.  He was so brave when they wheeled him into surgery and said “bye, bye” to us with no tears.  The last thing he said as they wheeled him in was, “I love you!”  Everything went well in surgery and the days following in the hospital.  This is a VERY painful surgery and I can’t imagine going through it myself.  Xander had a few days in the hospital that were rough but on Saturday things turned around.  We got him out of bed, up to the playroom, and then he started to eat and drink.  Xander was released from the hospital on Sunday and has been doing really well at home.  Here are a few pictures from Saturday and Sunday in the hospital when he was feeling a little better.

Xander and Pingue get a ride to the playroom.

Xander out of bed for the 1st time.

Xander enjoys some ice cream after playing for a while in the playroom at the hospital.

He really did like it, I promise!

Going for a walk with his IV latter in the day.

Xander with his IV on Sunday. He really liked his IV for some reason.

Xander and the awesome nurse he had on Saturday and Sunday. She really got him up, moving, and feeling better.

2 Responses to “Pharyngeal Flap Surgery”

Leave a Reply

Blue Captcha Image
Refresh

*

Adoption Timeline
  • Summer 2010 - started talking about adoption
  • Aug 19, 2010 - participated in webinar
  • Sep 22, 2010 - mailed in adoption application
  • Sep 28, 2010 - adoption application accepted
  • Oct 8, 2010 - fingerprints for home study
  • Oct 14, 2010 - fire inspection done
  • Oct 25, 2010 - Patrick & Kimberly complete physicals for the adoption
  • Nov 4, 2010 - finished Heart of the Matters Parent Education
  • Nov 9, 2010 - Ariel's physical is completed
  • Nov 15, 2010 - 1st Home Study Visit
  • Dec 10, 2010 - Kimberly's Individual Interview with Social Worker
  • Dec 16, 2010 - Patrick & Ariel's Individual Interview with Social Worker
  • Dec 19, 2010 - Received rough draft of Home Study to review
  • Jan 7, 2011 - Received Final Home Study
  • Jan 7, 2011 - Sent I800A form into USCIS
  • Jan 18, 2011 - We see our son's face for the 1st time!
  • Jan 21, 2011 - Submit Letter of Intent to China
  • Jan 27, 2011 - Receive Pre-Approval from China
  • March 7, 2011 - I800a approval
  • March 24, 2011 - Dossier to China
  • April 2, 2011 - Log In Date
  • May 16, 2011 - LOA
  • June 2, 2011 - I800 Approval
  • June 10, 2011 - Cable sent by National Visa Center
  • June 13, 2011 - NVC Letter & final paper work sent to Agency!!!!
  • June 23, 2011 - Article 5 papers dropped off
  • July 8, 2011 - Article 5 pick up
  • July 19, 2011 - Travel Approval!!!!!!
  • August 15, 2011 - Forever Family Day!!!!!!
  • August 25, 2011 - Arrive home; Xander becomes a US citizen :)