Quang Ngai, Vietnam-Nicole Friedland, Interplast staff. Photo by John Urban
After a restful weekend, the team was re-energized and looking forward to a full day of patients today. Our first case was a baby, 7 months old, with a significant cleft palate and lip running all the way to his nostril. This little baby was adorable - a love bug. As we talked to him and his mom, he kept laughing and smiling. What a
sweetie! His gum line was protruding out of his mouth, almost like a little snout, and if he'd had his teeth in they would have been sticking straight out. As a mother, it must be terribly hard to have such an adorable baby whose face may repel others. We could tell he was such a sweet and loving child.