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Lucas was born on August 15, 1998 with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. His pictures are presented to you by his parents, Jewel and Steve.
|This is Lucas' newborn picture. He was 3 days old. We were
always amazed at how big his hands were!
What a beautiful smile our baby has! You can see the tape we put across his lip in this photo, although it has come off a bit. This was used to help pull the lip together before surgery.
This is Lucas 6 hours post-op. You can see he has some
swelling, as well as a bit of oozing. However, he is sleeping peacefully in
Lucas loved his exersaucer! This picture was taken about one month after lip repair. You can see our baby has a new beautiful smile...although we will always miss the old smile!
Lucas is 6 months old in this picture. You can really see that
the lip scar is healing nicely. The red bits inside his nostril are because he
did not have adequate blood supply to heal there. He will have revisionary
surgery on those before he starts kindergarten.
Surgery is done and he's still smiling! This photo was taken
the morning after palate repair. We were amazed that we got laughs from our
|Look! Lucas and Mama have the same mouth. Who
would have thought?? Lucas is just about one year old in this picture and his
scars are really fading. Everyone comments on how much Lucas looks like his mum.
|This is Lucas' official 18-month old portrait.
What a handsome boy!
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