Friday, September 23, 2011

eye surgery

Clark's surgery went really well.  Now we just have to wait and see what his brain will do with his newly positioned eyes.  His eyes could cross again, get even straighter, stay the way they are now, or spread apart.  Time will tell.  Thank you for all of your comments on here and emails and support and prayers!  It made the experience a little easier.

Here is a before shot and a few after shots...

Before:
(taken a couple weeks ago)


And after...


Clark is doing great. He doesn't seem to be in any pain or be uncomfortable.  There is some redness, but the stitches and real yucky parts aren't visible because they are farther back on his eyes.

A little about his surgery:
Clark was given general anesthesia so he was completely out and intubated (i.e. tube down his throat to help him breathe). Then the ophthalmologist pulled open one of his eyelids very wide, detached the medial muscle, and then reattached it a few millimeters farther back on his eye. Then she did the same thing to the other eye. OUCH!

6 comments:

Sharon said...

So glad to hear it went well. He looks great!

Jill Lau said...

So happy to see an update. I was sure thinking about you guys on Thursday! I am glad he is doing well.

Emilee said...

I'm so glad things went well. We were praying for him. And you. He's so cute!

Kent and Leisy said...

such a cute little kiddo!! He's in our prayers for sure!! glad that everything went well.

JoJo said...

modern medicine is a miracle

Moe said...

brave lil guy ... he looks great