Wednesday, April 15, 2009
We are home after the surgery today. The doctor felt like it went very well and he said it is his expectation that my son will return to his normal vision. That was great news! Still, there is a posibility he may need to wear a contact in the injured eye. We will have to wait about six months to know for sure. My son is feeling pretty miserable - a lot of discomfort from the actual procedure, and really uncomfortable because he has to keep his head down. The doctor insisted that it's extremely critical in his recovery that he keeps his head down for 10-14 days (he said once an hour, he can raise his head and stretch, but otherwise, it's head down at all times). You can imagine how hard this is for anyone, let alone a 15 yr. old boy. I know he's going to have a hard time with this and start to feel grumpy and depressed. We're back at the dr. first thing in the morning for a post-op check and to remove the eye bandage. This is frustrating - I wish they would have just let him stay overnight at the hospital, but, I guess insurance doesn't cover that. Seems like you are pushed out the hospital door practically as soon as you get there. Also, he will be missing a few weeks of school. I'm anxious to meet with his counselor to find out how that will all work out. Anyway, I'm sure it will be a difficult night. Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes. It means a lot to me!
Posted by Kari Crum at Wednesday, April 15, 2009