Thursday, February 25, 2010

Zack's Surgery

This morning Zack had the cataract removed from his left eye. The surgery went really well and isn't slowing him down one bit this afternoon.

Here he is before going back to surgery. They gave him some "goofy juice" to help ease the anxiety.

and after the surgery. It brought me back to his days in NICU. Even then he didn't like hospitals. The nurses had to put his IV in his forehead because he pulled it out of his hand and he kept trying to remove the feeding tube.

It took us a good 20 minutes to get him to wake up. In hind sight, I wish we would have just let him sleep it off. He woke up and immediately started freaking out screaming, I can't see! I can't see! He wouldn't stop grabbing at the patch and got it off successfully once. We finally got him to settle down with some fruit snacks and a promise of a wagon ride in one of the Riley Hospital red wagons. The anesthesia then starting wearing off and he hasn't messed with the patch since then.

heading home

Zack requested McDonald's for lunch, so we stopped on our way home. He and I went to the restroom while Ryan got the food. Ryan found a table and Zack was walking in front of me. There was a grandfather looking man sitting at a table by himself. Zack climbed right up across from him and started talking. I had to grab him and tell him that wasn't his dad. The doctor chose the worst eye to do first, so I hate to to think what he'd see with only the left eye.

We go tomorrow to have the patch removed and see what he can see. Next month the right eye will be done.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

He's such a big boy I can only imagine how tuff it was to have your kid freak out they cant see.