Wednesday, June 25, 2008

eye surgery!


here kaylee is getting ready to head off for her accomodative estropia (strabismus) surgery. basically they cut the inner eye muscle and tightened it and then resewed it back together. she was so brave. i was the one crying when they wheeled her off. her surgery was on monday the 23rd of june. it took about 45 minutes. we got to go back to the hotel after she woke up from the anestesia, which took a little longer than i expected. i was very anxious to get back there with her. she couldn't open her eyes, and they were really puffy and swollen. she was in a little pain, but was so tired she slept most of the rest of the day.
here she is 2 days later, she still has one eye that won't open, but she is feeling much better. as of right now, it looks like the surgery was a success, and she will be out of glasses. even before surgery, she actually had 20/20 vision. there was just a problem with the brain telling the eye to turn off basically. so, the surgery was to try and straighten out the eye. we go back in 6 weeks. it's hard to tell yet, because she can barely open her eyes. but the dr. thinks it looks great! yeah! we are hoping for no glasses! you can't tell from the picture, but her poor little eyes are really red!

7 comments:

Chelle said...

what a bave little girl!! I am glad it went well and hope she gets to get out of glasses for good!!! although she does look really cute with them. hoe the follow up goes well.

Dacia said...

So glad that everything went well with the surgery. Been there a couple times! :)

D&BSmithfam said...

hey i have a ? 4 u. how do you do the bog list so that is shows when that person did there last post. would love that so i don't click into them when there is not anything new on there. will ya let me know thanks

brit said...
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brit said...

becky or hannah, whoever was wondering. you just go to customize on your blog, then to add a page element, then you just add a blog list to your blog! isn't it great! btw, we are blocked from your blog, but would love to be added! hopefully you get this since i can't respond on your blog!

WendyJ said...

Britney, glad everything went OK. I'm sure that was the longest 45 minutes ever. What a trooper.

Chelle said...

hey brit,
i guess i must have been logged in as hannah but i had the question. I will tell them to send you an invite. do thay have your email address? they need that. i have a blog list but it does not tell me when someone last posted. how do you have that part, mine just has the blog name. thaks for the help
chelle