I have been speaking with a surgeon in Boston. He called me at 9 the other night! Very sweet. He told me the reason he doesn't do the NAM is because even though it does give you more columella it is still not enough. He explained all of what the measurements should be and that he creates the columella, and the cupids bow all in surgery. (we are still doing the NAM to make sure we do everything we possibly can) I have seen the kids he has done (not just the pictures he wants me to see but pictures I have found online through blogs, profiles, etc.) they look absolutely amazing. At first the top lip looks a little narrow and the nose looks a little big but you can't just think about how they look right after the surgery. As they grow everything just relaxes and becomes so proportionately perfect. He told me the first surgery is like cutting a diamond, if you don't do it right you will never have that chance again it will never look as good as it could have. "The reason I am here on earth is for babies with cleft" ...That is the kind of surgeon I have been praying for. His surgeries last about 8 hours. 1 of those hours are spent just measuring before he even makes the first incision.
I know that God has the last say and can use any surgeon for His glory. If we do decide to use Dr. Mulliken things are going to be much harder getting Judah there and back insurance etc.
Please help us pray for direction and for God to have His way and work everything out.
We love you all.