Sunday, July 14, 2013

post-op

Liam had his surgery Thursday.  Yes- It's Sunday and I'm just now getting around to writing this.  He is doing fine.  He rebounded just like the doctor said he would.  He was drugged the day of but did just fine a few hours later.  We finished surgery mid-afternoon and took Liam home.  By that evening he was up and "walking" (using his push walker) around and laughing.  He slept GREAT that night.

By "GREAT" I mean he slept 13 hours straight. I'm guessing the pain meds were still in his system.

The next day he acted fine but slept horribly.  He wouldn't nap and he was up a few times (aka every 3 hours).  The next night was even worse.  I don't know why exactly but the "deep" sleep anesthesia places Liam under screws him up with his nighttime rest for a while.

 I think he has nightmares because basically me just picking him up calms him down enough to get him back to sleep after he wakes up SCREAMING.

His eyes are blood shot.  He has bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhages.  We've had only one person, a waiter, actually brave enough to ask "What's wrong with his eyes" but for the most part people just comment how cute he is.  I want to tell them "He just had surgery" but since no one says anything, I don't either.  I know they notice and they're just being nice.

The doctor warned me that he may be "wall eyed" but really he seems pretty good.  I never realized how bad his "lazy eye" was until we "fixed" it.  All and all, he's doing great.  You'd never know he just had surgery a few days ago.  I don't regret a thing.  He seems oblivious that anything recently happened.

Hopefully, he sleeps better tonight.

To quickly recap what's going on with Liam.  Lazy eye+ big head  = MRI.  MRI shows mass unrelated to big head and lazy eye.  Lazy eye?  Fixed!  Mass.... to be determined August 29th.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers!  I know it's a lot to ask and I know it's not quite the denoeument that people hope for since we really have no "update" and I hate to keep asking, but please.... keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

2 comments:

  1. Still keeping you guys in my thoughts! :)

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    1. Thank you so much- from deep down- thank you.

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