Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It is all finished!

Sixteen and a half years ago, my beautiful son was born and we began a series of appointments together. Matthew was born with a cleft lip and palate and as such we started attending the cleft clinic at the Royal Children's hospital.

Every six months for the past 16 years, we have spent a day together attending appointments with the ENT specialist; the Speech pathologist; the audiologist, the surgical team and of course our regular 6 weekly appointments with the orthodontists.
Today it was another of those appointments - but the wonderful news is that is was the LAST ONE!
Matthew no longer needs to see the Cleft Clinic Team! He still requires a few years of orthdontics, but the Speech clinic; the ENT and the surgical team have all signed off on his treatment. No more is required!!!!!

We shared the joy of ripping up the last appointment form, no more hours waiting on hard chairs, no more early morning drives, no more exhausting tests, questions and most importantly it appearts 99% likely that he will require no more surgery.
Well done Matthew - you have been wonderful. So patient, well -behaved, patient and grateful.
Thank you to the special teams of doctors who have overseen Matthew's progress - these are the true Angels in this world.


Ian Weatherburn said...

Woohoo! Congratulations Matthew (and Beverly). We are so proud of you for getting through this all and being so brave. This is seriously good news!! :)

Michelle said...

Wow! Fantastic News for you all - Well Done, Matthew! You are looking even MORE Gorgeous! Well Done, Beverly, too, for all those years of Being a Mother. :)

Treasure Queen said...

BIG congrats to Matthew for going through all that ... so many appointments and so much intrusion ... and Beverly, you are an amazing mum cos I know the mums go through everything too! How are you celebrating?

Beverly said...

Thanks everyone, yes it has been a long road and I agree that he is more gorgeous than ever. Celebrations today were a long lie-in for Matthew, no more early appointments.

darlin said...

Wow, perseverance has paid off! What a relief and now a new freedom for both of you, what awesome news!

MOM/GRANNY said...

Beverly and Matthew, what dedicated people both of you are, Mom in taking you back and forth for the past 16 and a bit years, and you Matthew being very dedicated and diligent in making sure that you followed all the procedures that was asked of you by the medical panels. You are a very special young man who always had a smile even when your mouth was so sore.