Monday, October 01, 2007

Getting better

Grace's surgery went well this morning. She was in surgery for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The longest 1.45 hours in my life! Finally the doctor came back and said that Grace was in recovery and doing fine. Unfortunatly they were not able to finish the procdure. They were able to probe the tear duct, but they were unable to get the tube from her eye into her nose cavity where it was to stay for 3 months. We are going to wait to few weeks to see it does happen to clear up with just the probing, but her doctor seems to think it will not. If that is the case we will have to see a specialist in Dallas that will have to do a little bit more evasive surgery. The doctor thinks there is additional blockage, but he was unable to tell why the tube would not go in. So back to square one.
Grace did great coming out of the anestesia. She was pretty upset at first and just wanted daddy, but within 2 hours she was trying to be her silly self. She is resting now... just pretty tired today, with a bloody nose off and off, but overall seems to be doing very well. I hate that we may have to put her under again.
Anyway, thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I wish I had brought my camera to take a picture of her before the surgery... she was such a cutie in her little gown that was WAY to big on her (and it was even a toddler gown). But here are a couple pictures of Grace on the mend. Sorry about the bloody nose in the first one, but it captures how she was feeling.

Daddy makes things all better!!


And on a less important note, I talked to my OB's office and they still want me to come in the morning. My OB is back but not really.... I might get to see him since I have one of the first appointments of the day, but I might not. Which means I might not be able to find out the sex. The crappy thing is that my OB normally has a ultrasound tech in his office on Thursdays, but not this week, then next week Adam will be out of town in Wisconsin! So not sure when we will find out what we are having. Maybe a couple weeks at worst :( I guess we will find out eventually. I'll post after my appointment tomorrow morning.


Tiffany said...

I'll be praying for little Gracie to get to feeling better soon. She is such a trooper! I'm also hoping that you'll be able to find out the sex tomorrow (by the way, according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar I should be having a boy...but hopefully it's wrong since the doctor just told us it's a girl!).

Megan said...

Aww...poor little Grace! I'm SO sorry you may have to have another procedure. I'll pray REALLY hard that the eye clears up from just the probing.

The second picture is so sweet...nothing makes things better like Daddy does (and her two fingers, of course.) :)

Ashley said...

Poor baby girl! I hope she starts feeling better soon.

I hope you get to find out what you're having tomorrow. I know the doctor isn't 100% back, but you shouldn't feel guilty for hoping he's there tomorrow so you don't have to wait any longer!

Keep us posted on Grace!

Erin said...

Glad she is doing okay. I've been praying for her all day.

Melanee said...

Aww, poor Grace! I'm glad she did okay. I can't wait to find out what you're having! I think of you often!

Lindsay @ Splat Designs said...

Oh Baby.. She looks so sleepy in those pictures.
I am glad she is doing well now, too bad they couldnt totally fix her little eye...
Maybe it will be just enough to clear it up, i will be praying for that!
love you guys