Namine is in recovery now, and she’s doing well. Her airway looks good, and we expect her to wake up soon.

Namine’s doctor ended up only clipping two millimeters of her frenulum (that skin webbing underneath your tongue). It was all she dared go, for fear of causing her to need a tracheostomy again. That’s fine with us; Namine’s health is the priority. She can already approximate many sounds that she can’t make the “right” way, and her airway will grow as she grows. (The fear that her jaw would not grow after her mandibular distraction has, thus far, been unfounded.)

Namine is still groggy, waking up only every now and again to take a sip of water. When she’s comfortable with eating and drinking something, then we can go home.