I'm looking for a sheet that would go well to use for my sons scrapbook. I'm wanting to make a page for his eye surgeries (he's having his 3rd in a few weeks). I was thinking like tears on it or something like that. Does anyone have a digital sheet they are willing to share or know of a site that has something like that? I've went to the freebie sites and haven't seen anything yet.
That's a hard one. I will look and see if I have something similar, but I doubt I do.
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
I am looking for the same thing. My DD had her first in June and we are looking at her second in Sept. May I ask what your son had done? Brooklynn's eyes turned in and one was higher than the other.
My son had eye surgery too!!
Just wanted to prepare you , my son's eyes bled for two days. Bled thick red blood. It is very disturbing. I don't think anyone prepares a mom for that, but I just wanted to warn you because it was something they neglected to tell me and my father and I were very upset by it at first.
My son had strabismus eye muscle surgery on both eyes and also a realignment of his left eye. It is a ROUGH surgery and I would suggest you get a sitter for any siblings because your son will need you ALL the time for ice packs, pain meds, getting them comfortable. My son could not open his eyes for two days and he just laid there and wanted me to read him book after book because he could not even see to watch a movie or do anything. I was really unprepared for how much of an ordeal it would be. He spent the entire first day in the hospital after having surgery in the morning.
So anyway, sorry but I was just so unprepared I really felt I should try to share my experience with you. You will get through it though, and my DS's eyes look AMAZING now, no more lazy or crossed eyes!
I found some paper one time that had band aids and it said "The doctor is in" or something like that on it.
OK here are the pics I took of him while recovering. I have not scrapped them yet because I am not sure if I should or not! What would you do?
The first few days were really rough, he could not even open his eyes. He also could not have any lights on at all for 3 days or he would become very uncomfortable - but he has Autism so it is hard to say what was his Autism and what was the surgery, you know?
So here are some of the different stages, WARNING these are graphic.
OK so here are two BEFORE pictures, you can see how they are misaligned, even with glasses that were to help correct it (they didn't work) and he also has several months of patching which didn't work.
here he is with a get well card, looking MUCH better. I think this was about 2 weeks out -
two more a few months out, you can see how much the eyes are aligned:
That is the same surgery Brooklynn had. And you are correct about the blood tears. I was totally freaked out by it because I wasn't prepared. Hers only bled for a couple of hours though. She was 7 months old when she had hers done and she did unbelievably well. She was able to open her eyes right away and was up and playing by early afternoon. From the way it sounds with your son, we got lucky. Her left eye still isn't completely correct so she is wearing a patch on her right eye for two months. If that doesn't work then she will have surgery again.Originally Posted by HopeMommy1981
I think you should scrap them. I know I am.
Here are some of her pics.
That same afternoon.
two days later
This is all I have that is medical related.
I used it for my DD's broken leg.
If you want any of it just let me know.
It sounds like Gage should have had his surgery as a baby!! His was AWFUL. He has Autism so maybe that just made it worse, but man it was bad. We took him to THREE different docs before we drove an hour away to the big city to the Pediatric Neuro Opthamalogist who basically said if we had listen to the other doctors my son could have lost vision in one eye! The first doctor said it was "just the Autism" causing the eye problem complete moron. The second one kept patching and patching and saying "it would be fine". I got so sick of this because I did not want him to have surgery but his eye would start "floating" out of alignment all the time! And the doc would say "He'll be fine" The surgeon tried glasses first just to make sure and then they finally did the surgery. But I wish they would have just done the surgery to begin with and saved all that hassle - I am usually NOT for any surgical intervention unless it is a last resort, but in this case I am so glad you had it done when you did. It sounds like her recovery was AWESOME! Gage was already almost 6 when he had his done.
Oh man! I would scrap them too, just for the memory sake. Could you use a rain drop generic page?
You're guys pictures make me so sad! Kaden is just having surgery on his tear ducts. Actually he's already had 2 surgeries and they are finally going to put tubes in his eyes.
Raindrops might work!
Here's pics of the 1st surgery, can't find the 2nd right now...
Daddy was crying too!