Lainey had her eye surgery at the end of June and it went really well. We are so thankful for God's protection over her. It is scary to know your baby is being put to sleep and operated on, but everything was ok and we are so grateful. The surgery was about an hour long, but with the early arrival, the time with the anesthesia team, and the recovery area, the whole process took a while. The hospital staff was great about keeping us informed every step of the way. It reminds me once again how thankful I am for all the people in the medical field and all the time and effort they put in to training in learning all their skills. Her doctor performs these surgeries all the time and that is just amazing to me that she can do that. Then she called several times over the weekend from her cell phone to check on Lainey. We are thankful for such a kind and skilled doctor.
Lainey was of course fussy when she woke up from the anesthesia, and for the remainder of that day. She was hoarse from her breathing tube and her eyes were very sensitive to light. She had little bruises from the IV. Both of her eyes were red on the inner white part. But by Saturday she was not fussy at all and was doing much better. Well except for having to get all of her eye drops each day and take her medicine. Lainey HATES taking medicine.
Her eyes are still a tiny bit red but they look great. We had her follow up appointment today and they said her eyes are looking good and healing nicely. We won't know if her brain is using them together or independently until she is old enough to tell us, but we hope and pray she learns to use them together.
We are thankful that this surgery is over and our baby is doing well!