Tomorrow we will take our baby boy to the hospital for his first (and hopefully last) eye surgery! It would be a total understatement to say that I am very very anxious about this. He will be having it done at the Children's Hospital and should get to come home tomorrow night if all goes well with surgery and being put to sleep.
He will be under anesthesia for around 2 to 3 hours...that makes me nervous too! They will completely detach his eyeballs and shift them to a new focus point. Gross....yes but it is the only way to explain it. It is a pretty big deal and it hasn't helped me to watch my husband get really nervous about it. Stuff to him is usually no big deal but this is our baby's eyes we are messing with.
We have researched his Dr. high and low and even gotten a second opinion. We are at the point where we feel really confident with her and her recommendation for this surgery. I think I am mostly scared b/c I don't want to watch him be scared. That and the fact that there is nothing out there (not even in google land) that tells us what to expect post-op b/c it effects everyone differently. One woman said her son wouldn't even open his eyes at all for FIVE days after the surgery. The whites of his eyes are expected to be red/pink for several months and we should expect to see some blood pockets form below his eye. Other than those things...there is no way to predict this surgery. We have no way of knowing if this surgery will actually help him or even hurt him but we are putting all our faith in the Lord on this one. I am placing my baby boy in his hands and already praising him for a smooth surgery, quick recovery and a cure for this incurable eye condition!!!!
Tegan has no idea what is going to happen and I just can't bring myself to tell him. He thinks we are "Going to pick up his eye surgery".
We have to be at the hospital at 7:00 AM in the morning and surgery will be around 9:00 or 10:00. It will be hard to not let him drink anything b/c anyone who knows Tegan knows that he is serious about his orange juice and milk.
Please say a prayer for my little man tonight and tomorrow (and for his super nervous parents too). Let's all lift him up!!!!