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Update on our baby:

  1. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    The baby was born without a uvula. This in itself is no problem, unless she wants to learn to speak German, Hebrew, Arabic, or some other language that requires gutteral sounds. The problem is that sometimes a bifid uvula is indicative of a heart defect or a submucous cleft palate. A submucous cleft palate is where the roof of the mouth has not joined together but is covered by a membrane that makes it appear normal. We wondered why they kept looking into her mouth - that's why. Her mom was born with a cleft palate, but she had/has a normal lip and gums (thank goodness). We can deal with the submucous cleft, but I pray there are no problems with the baby's heart.

    I very much appreciate all the prayers that hubbers have sent up for our Brooklynn!

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image72
      Dale Mazurekposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well I just had to take time away from my hub and website to comment.

      There really are things more important than making money.

      I certainly hope things go well for all of you.  I understand you are sitting on pins and needles.

      There is nothing more precious then the life of all our children.

      I will be praying and reading your updates.  I know this time is very difficult but Im sure you have a lot of family support and of course you know you have a ton of friends here at Hubpages.

      I can just feel that very soon you will be giving us a very good news update.


    2. Faybe Bay profile image75
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That poor sweet baby!
      Oh honey, I know this is so terrifying for you.
      I have known quite a few people with cleft pallets. Back in my day it was a very serious but they have come a long way with technology. I am sure that the more they know the better off Brooklynn will be. They can't make her better if they don't find everything, so in spite of the fear, it's good that they know where to look and what they are looking for.

    3. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What an ordeal, both for the little one and the family.  My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you, habee.

    4. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      habee, my thoughts are with you and your family.  Your granddaughter is so lucky to be born here in the States to such a loving, supportive family who will give her the care she needs.

  2. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update. It is good that they at least have a direction to look. I know you and your family are having a rough go of it right now so I am glad you are making the time to keep us all updated on her progress.

  3. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Oh, friends, thank you so much. Anyone with kids understands! I just feel so helpless. I tried to write a hub to take my mind off our troubles, but I just couldn't concentrate. They're going to allow me to go in to see Brooklynn in a couple of hours, but I can't hold her.

  4. Daniel Carter profile image79
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Big hugs, habee. You'll keep us posted, right?
    (Or else....)

  5. Faybe Bay profile image75
    Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago

    Just giving this a boost. Habee's family and Granddaughter need our prayers and good thoughts. Brooklynn has been undergoing complications and is having tests, and under observation. Hopefully her heart is fine, she is being monitored and had stopped breathing in the night.

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Hugs to you and your family members.  I know how difficult it is dealing with health problems with children.  I am thinking of you and sending you good wishes.  Keep us posted, please Habee.  Hugs to you and yours.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Hang in there Holle, we're with you on this too.

  8. h.a.borcich profile image61
    h.a.borcichposted 7 years ago

    Prayers will continue, blow that baby girl a kiss from me ,too!

  9. Ladybird33 profile image45
    Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

    Virtual hugs, thoughts and many prayers to you and your family.  habee, I wish only the best for you my friend!  Lots of love!

  10. TheGlassSpider profile image73
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    Habee, I can't imagine how this must be for you! But I do know that that grandbaby is very lucky to have a grandma like you! smile Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Be well.

  11. donotfear profile image89
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Sending prayers and well wishes your way for your sweet new grandbaby!

  12. Pandoras Box profile image70
    Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago

    Wow, Habee, this is tough to deal with. Sending good thoughts your way, with all hope that Brooklynn will be just fine.

  13. Randy Godwin profile image96
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    If Brooklyn is anywhere as tough as her mom, she will be fine!  Her granny is a different story! LOL

  14. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    prayers and blessings to you