Well, Little Miss was not well enough to have surgery today. While her temperament is great and she seems fine, she is still congested. The surgeon and anesthesiologist did not want to risk putting her under an anesthetic until her lungs sound more clear and she is not so congested (if we would have went ahead with surgery today it would have risked a longer hospital stay and a compromised palate repair). So, our new date to anticipate is Friday, January 4th! Happy New Year, Nora, you're getting a "new" lip and a palate.
While I fought back tears knowing that we would once again have to go through the anticipation of a new date, I was also reminded that God is faithful and His timing is not always our own. The delay is definitely bittersweet. I am thankful that we will get to cherish Nora's clefty smile for Christmas this year.And, I'm sure Nora appreciates that she will not be in arm restraints this Christmas season!