Might I add he won over every nurse who crossed his path that morning. How could he not, I mean look at that face.
We were told surgery should only be around an hour, from being put under to completed. Once an hour and half came I was more restless. Not that I was worried something was wrong but I wanted to know why it was taking longer. Not long after out came our doctor. He is so good with us. He sat down and talked completely through it. He said there was a little more difficulty due to the size of the cone shape on the back of his eye and that's what took a little longer but nothing bad with that. He said we should be able to see him shortly. "Get me back there" is all I could think.
Then my time came...sweet sugar, bless his baby heart.
And of course he got some new pj's for after surgery, as everyone deserves after surgery. Once he began waking up he was a little fussy but thankfully not bad at all. Which I was relieved about.
Another praise is the only pain medicine we gave him was Tylenol 3 times. YEA for not being in pain. The big bandage patch stayed on until the next morning when we went to our first post op appointment... or something like that...
That's how we found him after his long nap. I can't blame him, I can't imagine how uncomfortable that was. But he did perk up to his normal, sweet and playful self.
He slept great all night, as usual. He did wake up about 1 1/2 hour earlier than normal, but he just ate and went back to sleep. Off to his post op we went. I was really anxious to see how the eye looked and also to see (no pun intended) if he could see. We later found out he really couldn't see any better. With the cataract he was near sighted, then after surgery with the new lens he was extremely farsighted and couldn't see well close up. See well is relative I guess. He could definitely see, just not clearly.
Here he is first thing after getting the big bandage patch off.
But the doctor said all looked great and the fun part was about the begin: the drops and glasses and patching again. Although he gave us the Christmas present of not patching for 2 weeks due to not having his glasses yet. And honestly, he gave a bigger present, the gift of Denton being able to see. But the drops. He got an antibiotic drop that we did every four hours for one week. Then a steroid medicine by mouth for the first week. Then the pink bottle, the steroid drop every 2 hours...along with an ointment we put in at night so we wouldn't have to do the pink bottle every 2 hours through the night. But you know what...my little guy has been through so much and is tough, strong and did great with them. A fuss here and there while prying his eye open, but he did great. His little eye got a little black, more dark, underneath. It was very blood shot. All was to be expected. At our 1 week post op the doctor was still very pleased with his healing process. Then...dun dun dun he gave us our glasses prescription and we ordered his first pair of specs. More on that to come....