Thursday, 22 March 2012

Speech update

Although not many people read this blog, I'd like to apologise to those who do and may have expected a more timely update since the last post. I know you've been on tenterhooks since.

The long and the short of it is that Jake's fine. Actually, he's not fine, he's bloody marvellous. Both the speech therapist and Piet were very pleased with the lip and palate repair and his development.

I'm sure it's coincidence but perhaps the Montessori is paying off as he seems ahead in terms of comprehension, reasoning and speech. He may have a bit of a lisp as he still has trouble with his 'd's' as he's using the back of his mouth for them instead of the front, but nothing which won't sort itself out before he starts big school next September.

Also, the dreaded lip revision this year is now not happening. Nor will it ever unless Jake asks for it or we feel it's causing social problems.

So all in all, a complete result.

Thanks as ever to all his amazing team.


Anonymous said...

Hey - just wanted to let you know that you do have readers. My son goes to his first dentist appointment next month @ sick kids in Toronto - always interesting to read about another family

James Fernie said...

ah, thanks for that...nice to know there's people out there. We're all in this together...good luck for the dental appointment...sure all will be fine.


Jess said...

I just found your blog and read a few bits and pieces. I have two boys (21 months and 10 months) who have/had incomplete unilateral cleft lips. Your blog is a fantastic read for cleft parents. Thank you for sharing. :)

James Fernie said...

Thanks Jess - glad you liked it...I keep thinking I'll stop getting nice comments one day but of course, every day people get a cleft diagnosis and more and more they'll stumble across the place. And that's the main reason I'm happy I started it. Thanks for stopping by!