Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day 222 - Elise's Surgery

I am glad today is over.

Elise and I started our day by being at the hospital at 6:30 am. She was hungry, tired, and probably wondering what the heck everyone was doing to her.

Everything went very smoothly. I was able to go into the operating room and comfort her while she "went to sleep". She was so calm. The doctor described her behavior during it all as "way above average".

The doctor came to see me after the surgery and said that the cyst in her eye was tricky to get out because of the close proximity to her skin, but that it came out in tact and without too much bleeding. She has 3 layers of stitches above her eyelid (below the brow line). Her eyelid was immediately purple. Later in the day the other eye started to turn colors too.

She slept most of the day. The little time she spent awake today was spent eating and pulling on the big bandage.

Tomorrow we go back to get the bandages off and talk with the doctor more. Then in a week or so the stitches will come out.

I'd have to say she was a trooper today. And a sweetie. I think all of the nurses fell in love with her.


  1. Hooray! You must be so relieved that it's over!

  2. Wow, lady. I bet your heart was beating to near exploding rates while you watched your baby go to sleep for surgery. You're brave. I'm glad to hear that everything went alright.

  3. Well of COURSE the nurses fell in love with her!!! Anyone that doesn't is crazy... she is such a sweetie!! :)

    I'm so glad that everything went well today!! I've been worried/thinking of you all day, but I didn't want to bug you if you had your hands full. :) Hugs!

  4. She is quite loveable! David is STILL talking about her! I'm so glad it all went well!

  5. Glad at hear everything went well! :)