Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tomorrow is surgery day

Evie is going in for her third surgery of her life tomorrow.  I am both excited and dreading this. 

Excitement: As a result of this 4-in-1 surgery, Evie will hopefully see better, have less of an eye turn, hear better, improve her speech development, not have watery eyes as frequently, and have less extra tissue around her feeding tube site.

Dreading: That moment when I walk Evie into the OR with the nurses and watch them put her to sleep.  I know it's a bunch of minor procedures, but I don't know if I'll ever get used to this.  My friend said it gets better with each procedure. 

But hey--it's not open heart surgery!  We already did that with flying colors!

We are currently waiting for the day surgery nurse to call with the time for her surgery tomorrow.  After waiting for 4 months for the surgery, I have been terrified that somehow we would have to cancel the surgery date.  Evie got her winter cold over with last week, and then I hid the baby ibuprofen away so that we wouldn't accidentally give it to her within 10 days of the surgery date. I winced whenever she high-fived someone, telling myself not to be such a germophobe. Tonight she will be fasting, and we will zip into Boston because there will be no traffic at freaking early o'clock (~5:30 am).  Surgery should take in total about 5 hours, give or take how it is with 3 surgeons taking turns in helping Evie. 

Stay tuned for what it's like to have strabismus surgery, myringotomies, lacrimal dilation, and g-tube granulation removal! 

If you're the praying type, please pray that Evie will do so well after the procedures that she can go home with us the same day.  As much as I love Boston Childrens Hospital, I hate sleeping there, and so does Evie!

Evie and her doll Charlotte (note the eye turn, which we are hopefully saying goodbye to in 1 day!)


12 comments:

  1. God bless you little Evie! What a tough cookie going through so many procedures all at once! You are brave and so are your parents!!

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  2. Amy, rooting for you and Evie. Sending prayers, hugs and positive light your way.

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  3. Praying for you three!!! What a mix of excitement and dread indeed! I don't think it'll ever get easier to take your child into the OR. Praying for God to lead the hands of the surgeons and for Evie to recover quickly. And for smooth nights once you guys bring her back home. You may call them minor surgeries, but I can't imagine all the thoughts and prep work that you have to do. You both are so incredibly strong - we love you guys so much!!! ❤

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  4. May Allah helps you all the way in your journey..Ameen
    how is evie now?

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    1. Thank you! She is doing much better now! And her eyes are nice and straight!

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