Today Maia had her eye surgery to correct an eye problem. She had 4 muscles adjusted (2 on each eye). Her eyes are red and puffy. I will let Melanie tell the rest of the story, she is better at it than I am.
Hi, everyone - it's been a long day, but all is good. Maia really did awesome. We arrived at the hospital at 8:15am and headed to the pre-op area. Got admitted and waited. Maia was very tolerant for a while. Unfortunately, things didn't move quickly and our girl was getting quite hungry and tired of staying in the same area. We finally got called back to the pre-anesthesia care area at about 11:30am. She got an oral medication to make her drowsy and I have to say that she was pretty darn funny!! The staff took a picture of her in her cute pjs and scrub cap - she looks very "loopy" - lol! The anesthesiologist took her to the OR at noon and they started the procedure at 12:30pm. It took about 90 minutes and we were finally called back to the recovery area around 2:30pm. I have to say, it was hard to see my sweet girl with her face so puffy and bloody tears coming out of her eyes. It took Maia quite a while to wake up - she was very content sleeping on the cart. Her nurse Ben was wonderful! Finally Maia opened her eyes, looked at me and said "Hi (one of her new favorite English words)." That was a happy moment!! We left the hospital at about 4:45pm. No nausea, vomiting. Her eyes are bothering her and she is rubbing them - but overall - she's doing great! She was seeing well enough that she recognized me from a distance of probably about 100 feet when I walked out of the store after picking up some medicine for her. Maia had a little bit of dinner, snuggled up with momma, daddy, and the cat - then played for a few minutes before heading to bed.
Thank you for all of your prayers - we know that they have been heard! It will take a while before we know how successful the surgery was. Will go back for a follow up appointment next Tuesday.
And now... I need to head for bed. I am absolutely wiped out.