health mia

Cataract Surgery Update

BEG’s cataract surgery went well yesterday.  She tolerated the anesthesia just fine.  They gave her gas to fall asleep for surgery, then put in an IV for fluids after she was asleep.  It took her over an hour in recovery before she woke up.  We actually had to start trying to rouse her because she probably could have slept all afternoon.  She was motion sick on the way home and still groggy, but after sleeping for most of the afternoon and into the evening at home, she was feeling just fine.  Her pain level was pretty good as well.  She only needed tylenol once, and otherwise said it only hurt a little.  Her left eye was patched all day and night until her follow-up appointment this morning.

I’m ecstatic to report that at her appointment this morning, she was seeing 20/25 with her left eye WITHOUT glasses!  Her IOL (Intraocular Lens) implant is helping her vision since it has power, like an eyeglasses lens.  Her eye pressure has also gone down to 12 (normal).  We got a break from eye drops yesterday, but are resuming them today and also adding some in.  We need to keep an eye on her inflammation, which is non-existent right now, and the eye pressure.    She is also on steroid drops, antibiotic eye drops, as well as her usual dilating drop, and a couple glaucoma drops as well.  16 drops a day right now, in total.  My alarm is buzzing every 2 and a half hours or so, yet again.  Unfortunately, her eye is still pretty tender, and it stings pretty badly whenever I have to give her an eye drop.

We are very thankful for all of your prayers, well-wishes, FB messages, get well gifts/cards, etc. for her.  We are also so thankful for the wonderful medical team that we had yesterday… the surgeons, anesthesiologist, nurses… everyone was so great and made a rough day go as smoothly as possible.  We are praising the Lord for answered prayers!!!