This morning Adelaide went in for her second EUA, exactly four weeks after her first EUA and corresponding goniotomy. I was more nervous going into this one than I was the first one because now I knew exactly what would be happening and how much I didn’t enjoy going through it the first time.Luckily, there were some differences.
The biggest difference was that the anesthesiologist gave her an oral sedative before they took her into the surgical wing so that when it came time for them to find a vein for the IV she would be calm and still and not remember any pain.
Having her asleep also made it easier when it came time to do the dreaded hand-off to the nurse. For some reason it was much easier to watch the nurse walk down that hallway, away from me with my baby, when Adelaide was asleep rather than when she was awake and starring back at me with this expression of, “where are they taking me, mommy?”. Ugh, that was such an awful feeling last time. I’m really happy I didn’t have to go through that again.
Her exam went really well. They still had to try several times to find a suitable vein for her IV, but a few pinches and pricks later she was on her way through the exam.
Our doctor reported that her eye pressure was down and so the previous procedure seems to be doing its job. Both eyes look good right now, but we will continue to monitor them for signs of glaucoma. The best news we got was that the optic nerve cupping that was happening on her left eye due to the deformation of her eye has completely reversed itself, which is a phenomenon that only occurs in children. YAY!
So now we’re on to vision therapy to address the vision she still has in her left eye and attempt to strengthen it. I’m sure many an exciting entry will come of that fun stuff…
We have another EUA in four weeks to monitor her healing. We are so completely thrilled that it has gone this well so far.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and well wishes!! They are definitely helping!!