Tuesday, September 30, 2008

All went great!

Well I made it through my surgery with flying colors! We had to get up super duper early on Wednesday (4:15 a.m.). Well mommy and daddy got up that early to get ready and they got me up at the last minute (4:50) and we dropped off Kayson at my papa and pama's house and then we were on our way. I was a total trooper all the way there. I was starving, but I tried to be a good boy. I napped a little bit too. We arrived at University Hospital shortly after 6 a.m.

We waiting a while in the waiting room and before we know it we were called back to the prep area. Mommy and daddy got me changed into my cute hospital gown (blue-ish this time!) and then we waited.

Next I got to meet my anesthesiologists and nurses. They were all very sweet to me. I was given some little cocktail next called versed. It made me a little wacky, but happy... and then I was off (at about 7 a.m.) ... in the arms of one of my anesthesiologist. Mommy and daddy waited to get the word that I was under anesthesia and doing well and then they went to the cafeteria for some coffee and breakfast. I was done by about 11 a.m. and then my mommy and daddy were back with me. We stayed in the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) for about an hour so they could monitor my heart and oxygen levels.

I was doing great so they moved me to the next recovery room and we just rested for a while longer and then I got to leave.

Dr. Fry told my mommy and daddy that everything went well. They originally were going to remove the tiny eye that was there, but it was so tiny that they decided to leave it put. A pretty good size pocket of fat was taken from my tooshy (the incision is about 3 or so inches) and then attached the 4 muscles from my eye to the fat. Dr. Fry then put in a shell-like conformer and stitched my eye shut. I also have 10 or so stitches in my hiney. I have to wear a clear patch on my eye for about a month to prevent me from scratching it.

My mommy and daddy have to give me medicine 4 times a day and change the dressing on my eye twice daily (for the next month!) and I have been such a trooper. This has NOT slowed me down one bit, but I sure am glad it's over. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.
In about six weeks I will have and EUA (Exam Under Anesthesia) and I will get a new conformer at that time. I am not sure if it will be painted like an actual eye or not, we shall see. Mr. Wenske wants me to do a clinical trial for a pretty new type of prosthetic made out of silicon. The cool thing about it is that it's nice and soft and it actually will grow! We'll have to put drops in daily, but it will expand with me. Hopefully this will work so I won't have to have it taken in and out every two weeks like before. Pretty amazing what can be done, I am so blessed!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Just Hanging Out!

This morning we had our pre-op appointment with Dr. Fry. I am having surgery on Sept. 24. Dr. Fry is going to take a "plug" of fat from my booty and put it into my eye socket. She will also take out whatever little tiny eye that she finds. Then she'll attach the eye muscles to the fat plug. This will grow with me as I grow and it will help my skull to grow too. The good thing about this procedure is that since it's my own tissue my body can't reject it. She said that the surgery will take about 2 hours and I may have to spend the night in the hospital. It all depends on how I do after the surgery. I'm really tough though, so I bet I'll get to come home. Next we have to meet with the anesthesiologists and I also have to get blood drawn, yuck. Hopefully all will go well and I'll be good to go for the surgery. Dr. Fry said that I'll have to wear a patch on my eye for a while after the surgery, little does she know, I'll probably rip it off. My mommy and daddy will have fun trying to keep it covered! I may not be able to update my blog for a while. We're moving this weekend and my mommy sad that we'll have only "dial up" for a couple of weeks. I don't know what that is, but mommy says it is slow as molasses. So be patient with me! Stay safe this weekend and be prepared for Hurricane Ike!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New stuff...

I am now the proud owner of 4 teeth! Yep that's right, I've got two on top and two on bottom. My daddy says I look like a little rabbit. He's silly. I am also pulling up on anything and everything that I can get my little chubby hands on. So needless to say my mamma has to keep an eagle eye on me at all times!

Saturday fun...

On Saturday Kayson and I got to play with Nana and Papa. Well, papa had a photo shoot at Lil Bugs with this adorable beach background. My nana had to help him with all of his photography equipment when he was done, so we got to have our pictures made too! I think they turned out pretty cute! And to top it all off the Horns won! Hook em! Thanks papa and nana for taking care of us!