And, here he is, at home, showing the dogs his fancy new arm 'bracelets':
So, overall, things are good. The palate surgery did not seem awfully hard on him- although he had some pain off and on, as expected. All we are using now is Tempra, when he seems to need it (not often).
The whole experience was not as big a deal as I had prepared myself for. Of course, the surgeon and his nurses were fabulous, so that helped. And I will admit that he has a "take whatever comes" type of personality, so that helps A LOT! But if anyone is considering adopting a child with a cleft issue and is worried about the surgeries that will be needed, I have to say that, for us, at least, it really wasn't that bad.