So this is totally off topic but I am not close with any of the ladies on my May 2009 board so I am talking to YOU ladies because I feel a closeness here (:
My DD Kaylee is having surgery on June 7th! We had her consult today, which went pretty well. Her doctor is nicknamed the "Rockstar" Peds surgeon at this hospital.
She has had a growth above her left eye that has been growing and pushing the corner of her eye down. It has been there for a year and they didnt want to operate on her in the event that it would go away on its own. But now it has entangled itself in a few of her facial nerves and a nerve of her eye movement, so it is a slightly risky surgery. She is also only two years old and the size of a small one year old. [she and the 9 month old I watch are the same weight and kay is only 4 inches taller] So she is itty bitty, she was preemie and could have a gentic thing going on, but they arent jumping to conclusions there unless she doesnt grow by her 3rd year appt.
The surgery is currently labled as outpaitent with a 24 hour nurse assigned to us for emergencies. It could become a 1-2 day stay in the event something goes wrong...which here is the list of things that COULD go wrong:
-They hit the facial nerves which would prevent her from moving that side of her forhead
-They hit an optic nerve which could cause temp or perm blindness in that eye
-She has a seizure during the procedure from the "sleepy meds" [She has had random seizures since she was 3 months old where she would completely stop breathing and go totally limp...yes a mothers nightmare. All her tests were inconclusive and she hasnt had one since she was 1 and a half.]
-She doesnt wake up from her sleepy meds [very low chance but it can happen]
Those are my main concerns, there are plenty of other things that could go wrong but not as forward on my mind. Ugh, well those of you who made it through my rant THANKS (:
Im not sure of the responce I am looking for but I had to vent it out or I was going to combust into a ball of stress and worry.