Basically, a third or so of his eye was exposed from the eyelid being pulled up by the skin grafts. This caused the previous ulcer to reopen. Not good. I think every eye doctor on duty today saw Adam. It was quite a hustled and stress filled morning.
Surgery was at 130 pm.
In the process, it was noted that the skin graft did not attach. It sloughed off and so that means that they will have to do a new graft in a few days. That was hard to hear. I know it is common and is a complication that may occur with skin grafts. But it had seemed so good the whole past week.
So today’s surgeries included filling in the corneal ulcer (with a glue type substance), rereleasing more skin above the eyelid, and stitching the eyelids shut. So as of now, Adam has a huge patch over half of his little face.
He is stable and fine since surgery.
We are staying in the hospital for 1 night then will go back to the family’s house tomorrow. Hopefully we will know tomorrow how much longer until surgeries can be redone to apply new skin to the area above the eyelids.
I cannot lie and say I handled everything really well today, as the mom. I was frustrated and emotional all throughout the day. But as I backed away from the situation, the reality is, Adam is an incredibly complicated case. What they are doing so far has been amazing and all the people who are laboring on his behalf are wonderful and we have so much to be grateful for. Adam continues to amaze us. He has such a personality in the midst of all of this.
I have so many thoughts and themes I want to share, but honestly I am just so tired. But I have been reflecting on many things lately. Blog to come is to be titled “I should be silenced”. I will let you contemplate why I say that. It has to do with one man in the Gospels who was silenced as a result of his disbelief. But as of now, I thought I would share from the blog I started a few months ago to chronicle out my scattered mind. So here is a bit from my thoughts in the past few weeks;) The original post is at http://soundsofthesun.wordpress.com
How quickly they have come and gone.
Stretch marks are not here to mark his arrival.
There were not 9 months to prepare for his coming.
10 weeks ago our first born arrived.
And what a joy, what an incredible joy, he is!