and we’re off…to San Antonio for a team meeting. I’m particularly anxious about this appointment; it begins with Joe seeing all the doctor’s on the cleft team, then a round table meeting to discuss their treatment plan. I’m in love with this idea. It’s become increasingly difficult to “quarterback” the care in regards to his cleft lip and palate. We are about ready to begin palate expansion, which is the first step in bone graft surgery. This seemed like we had a lot of time still, but we don’t. It has to be planned “just right.” I want bone graft surgery around Christmas that way his 3month liquid/soft diet and no pe/swimming/rough play doesn’t come right at summer time….so, today, we go. we meet. we greet. we decide.