Jimmy came to screening clinic yesterday with his father. We don’t often see the fathers of these children, and it seemed even more notable that this young boy was named for his father. Here are some photos of Jimmy and his father throughout this journey. Jimmy has an incomplete cleft lip. These are typically easy to repair, but because he is eight years old, he’ll have some permanent tooth issues. Note that the right upper incisor is almost perpendicular in orientation. Had this been repaired at 3 months of age, that could have been avoided. In the post op photo below, Jimmy is just waking up from surgery. I’ll try to post a better photo later in the week, with him fully awake. I did see his father on rounds after surgery and dad was all smiles to see the improvement for his son, Jimmy.
*update: At the bottom is a photo of Jimmy two days post op. He’s still a bit swollen, but you can already see the improvement. He went home today.