Monday, December 22, 2008

Big Decision, mostly made

I have been wrestling with myself daily for about a year now regarding a procedure for Elena.  I decided (well, made a surgery date) for E to undergo Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy early 2009.  I'll comment more about it before and after the procedure.  If anyone has done this--or decided not to, I would welcome your comments.

Eye Surgery #3

Elena had her third eye surgery with Dr. P on October 29th, 2008.  She is definitely getting smarter when it comes to her appointments...she knew she was going to have an operation.  She waited until the day before she and Jason left for Northern Virginia to ask me The Question:  "Will this hurt?"  I told her a little, and then her eyes will feel a little scratchy...and after her nap she'll be fine. 
Overall her attitude was great--until she was carried into the OR and the doors closed.  Then Jason could hear her crying.  She was pretty good when she woke up, though.
The results were quite good--but that was true last surgery, too.  I have seen her on two occasions "drift" since the procedure.  One eye (at a time?) seems to drift "upward" these two times.  This happened before and it resolved itself.  I can only hope that the third time's the charm, and eventually her eyes resolve to stay together.