Jolea ended up having to go back into surgery due to a severe infection. I take most of the blame for it. Since we brought her home she has always had a chronic infection up inside her sinus area that has always caused her to have bad breath. Myself, not having any experience with a child with a cleft just assumed it was from food, or sinus infection or whatever. Well, after her bone graft it got the worst it had ever been. Her Dr. had to go back in and clean it out, and the infection had even blown a hole in the back side of her nose and had also completely messed up the bone graft and it had to be removed. :( Jolea was one very unhappy girl. She now has to have the bone graft redone in December as long as the infection is cleared up.
The good thing is we found out that the infection is being caused by a very rare bacteria and since it had never been cultured she has never been on the right antibiotics to treat it. For the first time since we brought her home from Vietnam Jolea doesn't have the bad breath! We are extremely excited about this! She'll have been on the right antibiotic for 20 days after she finishes it this week. I'm praying that it doesn't return. If it does, her Dr. is bringing in an infectious disease Dr. to figure out how to kill this bacteria. It is obviously very strong and resistant to have had survived this long.
This has been a long hard road for our sweet girl, and she is ready to get past all of this.
Here are some random photos from out summer! I'm so sad to see the summer end, but I'm also looking forward to an awesome fall! Things get busy with school activities, but we are definitely ready to kick off a better year!
We attended the Ranger game with our family and had a wonderful time. We love the Rangers!
My beautiful daughter loves turkey legs!
Bre with her best friend and cousin! Love these guys!
Nothing better than a nice swim on a really hot day!