Saturday, August 10, 2013

8/9 Eye Surgery Update.....

Yesterday was Jordan's second eye surgery. What we thought was going to be a short smooth day turned out to be a LONG day:(   The actual surgery to weaken the muscle took only about 1 hour. Dr. Bradley said the surgery went well but for the first time Jordan woke up from the anesthesia shaking.  I must say with more surgery's in the future this does make me worry more!  The second step of this surgery was Dr. Bradly manually adjusting the muscle and tying the sutures.  This is where the 4 hour wait came in! Jordan had to be nice and awake for this so she could answer questions and move her eyes as directed by Dr. Bradley. Yes, she was wide awake for this with only numbing drops in the eye!  Let's just say as usual, Jordan was the perfect patient, with that constant smile on her face & of course, "no I am OK, there is no pain"! Taylor and I actually got to watch this and I must say it was pretty interesting!
The goal here was to 1. Straighten the eye again 2. help with the double vision.  After about 15-20 min of adjustments the sutures were tied. The muscle was moved to the maximum that is allowed. The eye does look straighter but it wasn't the great result that Dr. Bradley or we were hoping for.  Now we hope that the the muscles that were moved in the first surgery realize that this muscle from the second surgery has been weakened so they will pull the eye straighter. Now, don't get me wrong there is still a dramatic improvement to her eye so we are happy even with this result & we are still thankful. So for the next 2 weeks her eye will be bloodshot and she has to have ointment in her eye 3xday for the next 7 days. So overall, today went well & Jordan did great.
 We will see Dr. Bradley on Tuesday for follow up to make sure the eye is doing well & Jordan is hoping to get the glasses prescription that day also.  
I also want to apologize for not getting the blog updated yesterday! Thank you for your continued thoughts & prayers for Jordan and our family!  PRAY FOR JORDAN!!

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