Saturday, November 5, 2011

Naomi's eye surgery

So, here is a post i didn't have a picture for.  Naomi had surgery on both of her eyes at the end of October.  It is a surgery that we knew was inevitable...but was suprized at our last eye exam when the Dr. suggested it was time to correct her eyes.  She has a condition called exotrophia.  It is the turning out of the eyes. It is not a problem with her vision, it is a condition in which her brain does not send the right message to her eyes.  So, in the surgery they tighten the muscles which can only last a short span of years.  We will not know for 6mos. if this surgery will be the only surgery she will need or if she will need it every 5 yrs or so.

She did great!  Her surgery was scheduled for 9am but didn't get taken back until 12 and couldn't eat or drink anything.  She went back with the nurse and didn't cry! She was totally subdued when she woke up from the anestetia and was totally out of sorts for the rest of the day.  When she woke up the next day she was a new person!  It will ake 10 days for the bleeding in her eyes to go away...but it is looking so much better.  We are hoping we don't have to do this again!

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