Hi friends, it has been awhile. Since we last wrote, Evie had a few minor procedures that we had been "collecting" in order to justify putting her under anesthesia. As soon as it was evident that we would be scheduling surgery, the part of my brain that stores away medical info for Evie kicked in, and was ready to unleash the many departments that wanted "in" on an anesthetized Evie, because "awake Evie" is not very cooperative for medical visits (and none of us could blame her!). Evie's collection of minor procedures included: 1. Strabismus surgery to correct her eye turn (again). For our eye nerd friends, she had bilateral muscle resection of her lateral recti and also her inferior oblique in the right eye, as well as Exam Under Anesthesia (EUA) and DCR. 2. Punctal duct clearing/expanding--Evie's punctal duct anatomy is quite interesting and takes her tears on a roller coaster that goes up and then down, which means that her tears just c
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