I think when I last left you, Kate had managed to mangle her mouth pretty good at the playground on Friday. By Monday, most of the swelling had subsided but she was still in some pain and things weren't looking as good as I had hoped inside her mouth so off we went to the dentist. He took an xray to be sure there wasn't anything going on structurally (there wasn't) but he couldn't get any films to see if there was nerve damage to the roots of her baby teeth (she couldn't open her jaw wide enough without pain to get it). He prescribed diaper rash cream (yes, apparently that is what the cleft team uses to help heal wounds post-surgery) and by golly, within one day, her whole mouth looked better. I only used it on the OUTSIDE of her mouth though , and because it's Kate, I knew she wouldn't lick it off and ingest it.
She spent the rest of the day pretty much lolling on the sofa with Bella as her trusty companion.