Monday, March 8, 2010

Surgery Day

Well eye surgery came and went, and we all survived. Here's the run-down...

-Found out her surgery was at 10:00, much later than I expected! No breakfast would be a challenge! No solids after 1:00, no formula after 3:00 and no clear fluids after 7:00.
-I gave her a bottle when we got home from school, which I normally don't do.
-The three of us went to Target to roam around and she fell asleep.
-Stayed asleep until about 9:30ish and then we fed her dinner.
-Bedtime bottle and in bed around 10:15ish.

-Woke up around 6:30 and had some pedialyte.
-Left the house around 7:30 and found traffic to the Surgery Center. She slept the whole way; thank goodness! She did so much better than I thought she would with no breakfast!
-Checked in at 9:00.
-Walked around the center with Daddy and got an Elephant Beanie Baby.
-Went back around 9:30.
-Got prepped and changed into her gown and went back for surgery right at 10:00.
-By 10:20 she was back with us. She was SO hungry. It took a while for her to calm down, but she did eventually relax with Daddy.
-We were out of the Center by 11:00 and on our way home!

Once we got home, she ate a very big lunch and then napped for about 3 hours. She woke up just like her normal self! Her eye was a little swollen and had a little blood, but other than that it was great.

Now she is typical Keira! We have eye drops for a week, but her eye is clear! It is so nice to not have to fight with her every morning! I love that when she wakes up she can see with both eyes!

Here are a few pictures of the day of her surgery.

Waiting for the elevator.

Her very cute hospital gown! I wish I could have snuck it out of there!!

Right after she finished her bottle. Poor baby girl! Look at that swollen eye!

Relaxing with Daddy.