Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Before and After...eye surgery...and first day of school!

So this is Thanksgiving last year. Sorry I can't get the picture turned the right way. But notice Cannon's eyes, the right one is turned in. When he was about 7 months old we went to see the neurologist, this is typical for SB kids. It's just to monitor him. He got a great report, but Dr. McGlothlin thought that he may have the beginnings of a lazy eye. But we just watched it...
 Here he is in July this year. After almost a year of patching the right eye, and wearing glasses. Dr. Packwood felt it was inevitable that C would need surgery.

So here is August 10, 2010
At Cook Children's Hospital for a double strabismus repair. A day surgery luckily...we did not want to spend another night in the hospital for as long as possible!

 Cannon and Daddy...waiting...
 Playing with all the cool toys while we waited...Dr. P was at least and hour behind.
 This is what we found when Trey and I came back to the recovery area. The nurse said he was very upset at first when trying to wake up. He kept "picking" at his shoulder. We were able to explain that, at this time, his security when he was tired was to pull at the shoulder or neck of the shirt he had on, and hold it up to his lip/nose. Once he was able to get to it, and bury his head in his pillow he went to sleep.
 He did really well on the trip home, his cool shades helped his eyes I am sure.

 This is later they same day. You can see that his eyes were blood shot, and kind of all over the place. The surgery loosened up the muscles of the inner eyes, so they were a little shocked, and not sure where to go!
 But he was still his happy self.

 And the day after surgery! Fixed!

The first day of school at Rainbow Bible School

 Miss Nicci and Mrs. Tara
 Granmomma got to be there that morning, but had to head back to New Caney so that she could start back to school. When I picked him up he wanted to call Granmomma and tell her all about his first day.

I am not quite sure where he learned this pose, but isn't it the cutest!

He is doing so good at school, loves it! Loves the kids, and his teachers! He loves for his therapists to visit him at school too! His teachers have been saying that he is very lovable towards all the kids in his class. And we even heard that he kissed a little girl last week on the playground. Boy am I in trouble! He's already a ladies man!

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Oh my goodness I could just EAT HIM UP!!!!! Precious, sweet, handsome boy!! Been through so much, and such a trooper!

Can you BELIEVE they have bdays coming up?!!? Craziness....