Saturday, March 1, 2008

Tori's Eye Surgery

Yesterday, Victoria had her third eye surgery. This was the first one with her new doctor, Dr. Bansal, who David and I really like and feel very good about. Her surgery was scheduled for 1:50 yesterday afternoon, but didn't actually start until 2:45. Poor girl was starvin!
David and I were amazed at how brave she was. When the nurse came to get her and we had to say good bye, she didn't even cry. She said she was going to try to be brave. I lost it of course, as soon as she left, realizing what a special girl she is and how lucky I am to be her mother. The anesthesiologist even gave her little stuffed lions sleeping masks too.
Her surgery lasted one hour and it took her over an hour to wake up. Dr. Bansal removed old scar tissue from the past two surgeries, cut and rearranged the muscles from the top of the eye and the inside of the eye. She loosened the one on top, and actually cut some of the muscle attached to the inside of her eye. She said it couldn't have gone better. She has small stitches that will heal and her eye will take about two weeks to make it's correct placement. We just hope this will be the last of surgeries, or at least the second to last. Although it doesn't change what she can not see due to her optic nerve defect, cosmetically, we hope this will help her eye at least look straight now.
Today, her eye is very sore and weeping tears and blood, but she is so brave. I just get teary-eyed thinking about her strength. She slept well with Tylenol(Codeine added)
We're in for a very quiet week, away from school, dance, parks, and anything else that could irritate her eye!
After my mom's surgery, David's mom's surgery, and now Victoria's surgery, we really see the hand of the Lord and feel how He has blessed us. We're so grateful for the priesthood and it's amazing power.





9 comments:

Raadgep Fam said...

Wow you are very blessed that everything went so well! Good luck this next 2 weeks!

Brooke said...

Tori is indeed very brave! I'm so impressed that she handled it all so well. Hope that all continues to go well for her!

Marcie said...

What a little sweetheart. That must have been so hard for you to go through too. I'm glad that the surgery went well and hope that all continues to go well with her eye.

Jessica said...

I am so glad everything went well. You both are brave. We are sad we were out of town. We are home now and want to come visit! I'll call you!

Kristin & Hayley said...

Kids are amazing. I think they're stronger than us adults most of the time. I'm glad to hear all went well with the surgery.

Hazen5 said...

I recognize that out patient waiting room all too well. I am so glad Tori doing okay! Payton was asking about her the other day. We miss her, tell her Hi for us!!

Elizabeth & Scott said...

I am so glad everything went well..we were praying for her and you...while we were in Mexico..Can't wait to see you next week!!! hugs

Jack Attack said...

Sounds like you've been busy lately. I'm glad to hear everything went well with Tori's surgery. Hope everyone is in good health. Get some rest before baby #3!

shay said...

I LOVE Dr. Bonsal! She's Viviana's Dr. for her Retinopathy...in fact, we have another appt. with her tomorrow! Tori was definitely in good hands--she's really the best in San Diego in my opinion! It sounds like Tori did so well considering the circumstances!