Thursday, September 16, 2004

September 16, 2004

Jacob's eye surgery went very well today. He tolerated the anesthesia and intubation very well and after just two hours in recovery, was able to come home. Brett and I were so happy he didn't have to stay overnight. Dr. V will see J Friday morning for a post-op visit to make sure there are no signs of infection and to see if the retina has begun reacting to the procedure. (When the same procedure was performed on his right eye, the retina began retracting within 24 hours) He will definitely need a second surgery because Dr. V doesn't like to extend this type of surgery on an infant. Today's operation lasted just over two hours and he doesn't like to go beyond that. 

Before leaving the hospital, we stopped by the NICU to say hello. Everyone was so happy to see J! We shared with them the news about his right retina being 100% reattached and they were all so excited for him! It even surprised one of the Neonatologist's! Of course, while we were there I had to share the fact that I am going to school pursuing nursing. I was kind of silly about the whole thing, but what can I say, I'm pretty excited to be back in school!

Thank you for your positive thoughts and prayers for us, especially Jacob. We are grateful!

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