The recently scheduled little cleft surgery for Mia Robertson ended up being considerably more difficult than anticipated.

Missy Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, who is Mia’s mother, apologized for delaying another patient’s appointment while also updating fans on her daughter’s cleft experience on social media.

“On behalf of my daughter, I apologize to the woman in the waiting room yesterday who complained about how inconvenient it was for her to wait on her child who hadn’t been seen yet (45 minutes behind). She was entirely to blame,” Missy says.

See, she and her surgeon had just decided that she should have a second jaw distraction surgery before continuing with her cleft treatment. An operation that was supposed to be simple ended up being a more significant setback for her cleft lip and palate journey.

“Oh, how I wish we hadn’t caused you any trouble. Oh, how I wish there was a team around her who could just look at her and say, ‘She’ll be fine,’ or ‘You don’t really have to.’ I get tired of this cleft road occasionally. I get tired of the suffering life sometimes brings me and my family,” she continues. “But God intervenes in such a situation. He verifies that even if we are worn out, He is not done those He has sent to us.”

Mia has undergone numerous operations and has struggled with her cleft palate for 18 years, according to Robertson. Now, at the age of 19, she decided to have a much more involved procedure done in an effort to avoid future problems or suffering.