Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My Beautiful Neice

Genes Nueva Mabel, my niece born with bilateral cleft and palate. Born on January 26, 2006. We call her baktin (little piggy), Bianca Flor, Rosing, Gwapita (beauty) and atribida (actress of non sense).

It was October 2006 when she had her first cleft operation. She was just 9 months then and the youngest of all ten babies operated on that special schedule. Before the operation the doctor must see to it that the baby is healthy..means no fever, cough and running nose. Most she must have not eaten or drink milk for within 4 hours before the operation. She was the second to be operated. No guardian allowed inside the operating room. We waited outside of i guess less 2 hours. We never noticed the time coz our mind was filled of her cries as the nurse carried her inside the room.
After the operation i was about to collapsed when i saw her face. Lips filled with threads and betadine, eyes sored coz of crying and arms binded with tape and rolled hard paper so she wont scratch her lips.. and as much as possible she must not cry... But the worst on her was to feed her milk just by drops and drops.. when she used to have 7 bottled milk of 250 ml per day and some cereals.
And by June 2007 was her second operation for palate. She was 1 year and 9 months old. Juz by the time she got recovered now here it goes the second omen of her dreams. She got phobia of nurses and doctors..whoever wears white that time.So my mother had to attend her inside the operating room and she cried as the operation went. As usual, the baby underwent fasting again before the operation.
After the operation, her mouth were tied with bandages. As if she looked liked bein kidnap and tied mouth. Bloods and saliva just flow freely from her mouth as she cried. Just picture it out!!!
Now, here she is. Seems no scars of pain in her memories. She is funny and her heart always filled with joy. She knows she has facial defect coz she really take care of her mouth/lips. She play games that won't hurt her lips. She joins boxing, tom & jerry play any game with her brothers.. juz "touch not my lips". Coz if you did, she'll punch your lips too.hiihihi.. She's the only girl of all grandchildren on both sides of her parents but she is the master of the game.Everytime she speak a word & talks a lot we clapped and appreciate her eventhough sometimes we could not understand. Sometimes she sensed we don't get her words, she juz makes hand signals or grabbed you to the thing she wants to emphasized. What gives us joy is when she sings. She loves singing and immitate the way my mom sings in high tunes.
She is so beautiful and smart. We now know the reason why she was born in bilateral cleft and palate.. because she cannot be perfect and nobody is perfect.
The doctor said after her 18 years
of age she can under nose lifting. But right now she is beautiful as she is.. and many says so.

16 comments:

Connie said...

hi! she's beautiful indeed. But pity her because she undergone such operation at a very young age (9 months). That's the way it is when we lve a person no matter how difficult or hurtful it is we permit it to happen for their own good and advantage. She's fortunate to have a loving family.

P.S. something's wrong with your c-box can't leave a message.

praning5254 said...

I'm glad that those operations went out just fine... She must feel that she is well-loved and special so that she'll grow up carrying that self confidence within her...Knowing those people around, who only see the defects of others...

eunice said...

Yes don't worry, your niece is very pretty, with big bright eyes and a nice sharp nose! When she grows up, when she put on make up she will be more gorgeous!

My nephew also borned with a cleft lip but he underwent the operation when he just born.

Happy Moments..Happy Thoughts! said...

What a survivor indeed at a young age. But look at her now, she just grow up so adorable.

emzpie said...

Yes,INDEED sHES beautiful enough,i GUESS sHE DONT NEED NOSE SLIP ANYMORE..iM SO tOUCH WITH UR STORY, AT LEAST THERE'S A WAY ON HOW TO SOLVE THAT CASE, It's a Gods will also..

Mrs. Stevenson said...

that is a touching story. Im glad she undergo to those operations while shes young, at least now she looks so cute. u know the world is cruel sometimes. u cant help it if the kids start teasing her thats what the kids do sometimes. i hope she will continue being strong coz i know she is, if not she cant surpass those operations.

Fernando C. Zamora said...

hi. nice story about you baktin LOL. i fondly call my three daughters blakyat when im in hurry to say their names...i dont know why blakyat but i came across this nice black little puppy when i was small and we called it blakyat... it stayed with us for three days and it had gone somewhere we did not know... talking about cute name... :-) o goodluck for the upcoming wedding...all the best.. ive been married for over 15 years and it's really nice to be with a dear one and another dear three - all my growing kids who usually steal our attention... piece of advice if you want? stick to each other like sticky rice does LOL whatever happens.

Bolasinema said...

Tell the beautiful girl, she is very cute and sweet. God create everything perfectly. And He uses the hand of other human to make it more perfect.

nahj12 said...

good thing .. every thing turned out right

Demcy Apdian- Dias said...

wow! that is amazing..she is cute!

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YANZ said...

your niece is really beautiful... =D

♥GEnYZe♥ said...

She's Pretty..Im glad now she's ok...

Will you do me a little favor???

can you kiss her for me??Thnks...

you know, i already have a 5 month old baby...:)

nahj12 said...

doing my rounds :)

Mom of Four said...

As a mother, I felt her pain during all those surgeries, but she is so brave and she is a fighter. She is beautiful and as she grows up, she will be as tough as a rock and her personality will be very strong. You're right, nobody is perfect.
Great post...

Princess_Sabrina said...

She looks so beautiful no matter what. yeah, i agree. Nobody's perfect in this world.

Btw, she got the same birth date as mine...:)