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by Summerly Rowlands

The appointment with plastics & speech has moved up to September 2023 due to possible anatomical concerns from Help Me Grow.


Izzy had a follow-up appointment with her plastic surgeon and nurse practitioner on 9/6/22 to continue to measure and monitor her jaw size and breathing/sleeping patterns. As we know from this appointment and previous, Izzy does not have a cleft palate, she does not have a tongue tie, and she does not have sleep apnea. Although up until this point Izzy’s lower jaw has measured smaller than normal (“micrognathia”), that is no longer the case! We were informed that her face has grown just as it needed to and her jaw now measures completely neutral! Talk about AMAZING news!!! 💜 Because there are no concerns at this time, her next appointment will not be until January of 2024 for a speech evaluation.


1 year old update: Yearly appointment scheduled for September!


As 2021 comes to an end, there are no changes with plastics.

Since discharge on July 30th, Izzy has had 1 plastic surgery appointment. She was scheduled for a 3 hour visit with the entire craniofacial clinic team consisting of 7 providers – ENT, Audiology, Genetics, Surgery, Social Work, Speech, and Orthodontia – but thankfully, after meeting with the surgeon at her regular appointment, he confirmed that we could cancel the 3 hour visit with the team, as Izzy does not need that type of treatment as of now. Plus, she already sees 3 of the 7 and her insurance is taken care of, so no need for social work.

The same issues addressed previously were addressed at this visit – small jaw & no cleft. The surgeon told us that we could schedule to see him annually or wait until Izzy turns 3, as that is around the time that speech concerns may begin to develop. He told us what to listen for when she begins talking.

Last plastics appointment of the year was August 31st. Next appointment is scheduled for August 2022 if we choose to go in before Izzy turns 3.

Knocked after a day of appointments 😴