Max is scheduled for surgery on September 26, 2008 with Dr. Faizi Siddiqi. In preparation for his surgery, Max had to meet with an orthodontic surgeon, Dr. Yamashiro, to be placed with a NAM device. The NAM device is a retainer for his mouth that starts moving the tissue and bones of the gum lines in preparation for surgery. Jared and Amanda said that the dr. said it wouldn't bother him and he'll get use to it....but how would you get use to a huge plastic retainer coming out of your mouth like this? I love this picture. His eyes are so blue and beautiful. He looks so old and looks like he's about to smile :D I love my Max.
My love goes out to Jared and Amanda for taking such great care of my precious little peanut. They are giving him the help he needs, the life and love he will always cherish.