What medications are used during a cleft palate repair surgery?

Many different medic. There are a variety of medications that are traditionally used during other surgeries but may be administered in liquid form to avoid disrupting the repair. This includes pain medications and antibiotics.

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Is 20 mcg/kg of IV Propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? Could he experience awareness?

Trust you Doc. Yes. Trust your anesthesiologist. They will start with a low safe dose and increase it if necessary. They have ways of monitoring your childs level of sleep. I would have no concerns that the child will experience awareness during a cleft palate repair. Read more...
Yes. I think you mean an infusion of continual Propofol given at a rate of 20ug/kg/min. That will result in moderate sedation, not GA. Read more...
Talk to Drs. That dose is not a real dose. If you have concerns about your baby's anesthetic, please discuss it with your anesthesiologist. Read more...

My son just had cleft palate repair done and I wanted to know how long until I can use a sippy cup?

Immediately with us. We allow sippy cup use immediately after cleft palate repair (the same day). Read more...
Ask his surgeon. Many speech/language therapists and developmental/behavioral pediatricians ( including me) advise against sippy cup use for children with speech/language delays because they keep the tongue forward and promote sucking. A " commuter cup" with a small ledge or a soft plastic cup with a space cut out for baby's nose promotes drinking with lip closure, important for bilabial sounds like " b" and "p.". Read more...

A complete cleft palate repair usually takes how many operations?

One. One operation to repair the palate, but a second operation usually between 6-8 years old to repair the gum line if the cleft goes there. Read more...
1 stage. 2 main areas are the timing of surgery and the operative technique. The earlier the cleft closed, the better chance the child will speak normally. Csag, 1998, sommerlad 1997, shows that both facial growth and good speech can both be achieved by closure technique in a single stage before 1 yr of age, providing dissection and raw areas (which usually are left to epithelialize) are kept to minimum. Read more...

What do you suggest if my son had a cleft lip/cleft palate repair?

Not much. If you child's cleft palate has been repaired, his team did a terrific job. Please rephrase your question if you need further info. Read more...
Rehabilitation. involves the action of a multidisciplinary team like pediatrician, ENT, Orthodontist, plastic surgeon,psychologist and related specialties. Read more...
Suggest ?????? You get the most from this site when you provide detailed background on a current problem and ask a specific related question. What about your kids repair are you interested in ? When you ask a broad question we cannot focus on specifics. The only reasonable response to your query is to follow up with your kids docs. You are welcome to start over. questions are not linked. Read more...

My son had a cleft lip/cleft palate repair. How long until he recovers?

Cleft. Tissue heals in 7-10 days. Bone takes 12 weeks. Your son should be back to normal activity depending on the size of the cleft in3-4 weeks please check with the surgeon. Read more...

My son had a cleft lip/cleft palate repair. How long until it goes back to normal?

Depends. Are talking about the immediate effects of surgery? (swelling, pain, etc.) or are you asking about normal appearance and function (i.e. Looking like someone without a cleft?). Your child will always have scars from the repair. Unusually the short-term effects of the surgery go away in a week or two. Read more...