Monday, June 06, 2011
Appointment with Dr Martin
It's hard to believe that next week will be 7 months since Rachel's bone graft and nose revision!
We had a follow up appointment with her plastic surgeon this afternoon. We had a letter from our Speech Therapist outlining some concerns she had in regards to Rachel's hyper-nasality in her speech from time to time and her concern for a possible fistula (hole) in the palate.
Dr. Martin checked out Rachel's nose and inside her mouth and while he didn't see anything, he went ahead and ordered a Fistulagram.
The procedure is a special XRAY whereas Rachel will need to swish contrast about in her mouth and then they'll Xray her facial bones to see if the contrast finds any holes in her palate and the contrast travels. This procedure is pretty accurate and this will give us an answer as to whether or not Rachel has a hole in her palate, or if she's just lazy in her speech. I'm pretty sure it's the latter. But it'll be nice to have a test to rule out the other.