November 5, 2008

Good Morning America

Sorry I didn't get to update sooner. Summer's surgery went well. The doctor came and talked with us while she was in recovery and explained how it went and what exactly was wrong. He said it was a really bad injury. Jack's claw tore through her iris, and down deeper into her cornea. She also had a spot on her lens that looked like it could possibly turn into a trauma-induced cataract. He was able to stitch the tear, but he had to leave the iris/pupil misshapen for now so that he could observe the spot on her lens to see if the cataract gets bigger. If it does, we'll know in a few weeks probably and they will have to do a second surgery to remove it, and then re-form the iris around the pupil. If the cataract does not appear, we will still have the option of doing a small surgery to re-form the iris.

He said that she will not lose vision either way, unless something happened such as more trauma to the eye or it gets an infection. That was our biggest concern so we feel relieved. We have to put three different kinds of drops in her eyes three times a day. That should be interesting... she would barely let me give her Motrin this morning for her pain.

It was of course another traumatic day for us all as you can imagine. She's just so little. She doesn't understand what's going on at all. They gave her medicine to calm her before they took her yesterday and she got pretty out-of-it, but that didn't stop her from screaming and clinging to me for dear life as they took her away to surgery. She was a tired, drugged-up mess last night and this morning doesn't seem to be any different. She's in a lot of pain, I'm really hoping that goes away soon. She's been keeping her good eye closed, I suppose it's hard for her to keep the painful eye closed and the other open. She's got an appointment at the eye doctor at 3pm today, they're going to take her eye shield off and make sure everything looks okay.

I feel so drained, and exhausted, physically and emotionally. I have even more sympathy now for parents of kids going through things far worse, I don't know how they do it.

So how bout that election? I am so excited. I feel like I woke up in a new, better country today. There are so many people today that feel the same way I do, and I know there are others that are disappointed. I just really hope that democrat or republican, we can all pull together and get things moving in the right direction.

I'll let you guys watch this video I just took if you promise not to look at how stained our carpet is right now. Darn kids.

Summer is calling for me and I need to go get her before she tries to walk blindly to me. Have a good Wednesday :)


Brittany said...

such a relief to know that everything went well with Summer's Surgery!

I hope that everything stays ok and that Summer's recovery will be 100%

And yes...Change has come and it already feels like a new America, even though Barack hasn't moved into the White House yet. You can still feel it.

EmilytheCreative said...

I'm glad she did OK with the surgery. I hope her recovery is quick and as painless as possible!!!

Missie said...

Poor baby! I sure hope her sight is damaged.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love meeting new people! I'll be following your blog.

Leene said...

I am glad that surgery went so well and hope that Summer will make a quick recovery. I can't imagine what you're going through and am keeping you in my prayers.

I also woke up today with a great sense of hope - last night was amazing.


Bridgett said...

Poor little baby. I look at her injured eye and just cringe. And the descriptions of what happened are just horrifying.

That has to be so incredibly painful.

I'm thrilled her surgery went well though...that's a relief. Please keep us updated.

As for Obama...well, you know how I feel about that. LOL


Terri said...

Awww...glad surgery went well...and hope it heals quickly and that everything is okay!


Anonymous said...

Omg, I guess I've had some catching up to do! I went back and read about what happened and I was just in tears! The poor little thing! I'm so glad to hear the surgery went well though and I hope she fully recovers, my thoughts are definitely with you guys!

Bernadette said...

:( poor's heartbreaking just hearing about it, i can't imagine what y'all are going through. I'm glad the surgery went well and you got good news about her vision.
you guys take care

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness girl, how have you kept your sanity!? I'm glad the surgery went well, and I hope you get nothing but good responses out of the doctors as they look at her after the surgery. :( That poor baby girl! I can only imagine...

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