Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 20

You got to spend the night at Grammy and Papaw's last Friday! You have stayed overnight one other time when Daddy and I went to a conference, but this is the first time you have been gone while we were at home. It was so strange for Daddy and I to come home from work and you not be here. All evening I kept wandering into the living room and your bedroom to check on you, only to realize you weren't here. We definitely missed your sweet baby presence.

Monday we had a day full of doctors appointments. Your blood pressure was perfect! Since you haven't grown very much still (under 13 lbs) we don't feel comfortable cutting the dosage. But the theory is that you will slowly outgrow the hypertension, and wean yourself off the meds.

That morning you woke up with a swollen, red left eye. That's your "good" eye. The right eye turns inward and doesn't dilate on it's own--we see the doctor about it on June 11. But your left eye does a great job focusing and I know you see well out of it. So when it looked bad on Monday, I was a little concerned. However, you didn't have a fever and the pediatrician didn't seem to be super worried. I thought it was another sty, so I have been treating it as such. This morning it didn't look any better, so I called to get an appointment with Dr. Urso. He doesn't think your stitches from the ptosis surgery should be infected or rejected, because we should be past that window. All your wounds have been healed well for a couple weeks now! But anything is possible. Remember how Dr. Bloss said he has only had one other child in 30+ years have both anal stenosis and Hirschprung's? Yeah, Dr. Urso has only had one other child get an infection after the operation.

So here is the deal. Antibiotics for 10-14 days. We see Urso next week. If it doesn't get better quickly, we will have no choice to go back into the OR, remove the sling, wait for you to heal up, and then try again. We REALLY don't want that. So I will do my part with drops and meds and warm compresses and lots and lots of prayers. You do your part by telling all your white blood cells to go to your left eyelid and do their thing. Is that a plan?

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