Surgery--not a good day
I got up at 4am to take Waid for his Glaucoma surgery. I am not a morning person....but it's not about me=)
This time the nurses/anesthesia actually believed me, and he got some versed before the surgery. WHY do they not listen to parents? I know they deal with some parents who are wimps, and just don't want to see their kid cry. But an adoptive mom, whose telling them he doesn't speak much english, he was abused, he will freak out if you make me take his clothes off..............last time they would not listen to me until he was on the floor banging his head; so this time the listened. (it's a really good thing, cuz I have a sinus infection, and things could have gotten ugly)
I do not know if the Versed affects how the kids act after anesthesia--I was trying to remember from the times Avery has had it. Anyway, he was awful coming out of anesthesia, huge screaming fits, flailing his body around. (Remember, he was at an eye institute, not Children's, they are not used to seeing kids.) They all looked at me as if I could do something about it. Like I just did not know how to make my child behave....very frustrating.
Waid ended up getting more demoral in recovery, just to calm him down. Now he has slept in my lap, on and off ALL day. Last time he was back to normal after lunchtime.
We get to do anesthesia again in 6 weeks---oh joy.
The GOOD news is, Waid was able to get a shunt with a valve. The Dr originally thought it was impossible. We were expecting Laser surgery (remember- if they laser too much, the eye could be lost). They shunt had to go in a different location than normal, but did fit.
In 6 weeks, both shunts will be checked (under anesthesia), and if all is well, they could last him around 7 years; buying precious time.
And as hard and frustrating as all this can be, we are grateful to live so close to a major university hospital, where Waid can get the help he needs. It is no coincidence that the Lord placed him here, with us, in Bham AL.