Friday, October 8, 2010

Update on Daylon's Surgery

Daylon is doing well. His surgery went really well for the most part. We got there at 6:45 am and were back in a pre-op room by 7:00am. We tested his blood sugar and it was at 95, so we were happy with that. With the quick surgeries like this they do not run an IV, they just do the gas to put them under, because it is usually only a 15 minute or so procedure. At 7:45, Daylon headed back to the OR and Shawn headed off to take Alexis to school. I went and waited in the waiting room. I was beginning to get a little nervous when I noticed that it was 8:15 and Dr. hadn't come out to talk to us yet, when here he came. The first words he said to me were, "As usual, nothing is ever easy with Daylon." He went on to tell me that Daylon was fine, but he is very concerned about his left ear. He said that there is a lot of granulation tissue behind the left ear drum and that he put a tube in but is not sure it will work. So, he gave us ear drops and strict orders to use them for 4-6 weeks and see him for a follow-up at that point. So, now we are praying that the drops work and dissolve the granulation tissue. If they don't we will have to go back for another surgery where this time they will actually lift the eardrum, scrape out all of the granulation tissue and then replace the eardrum. Apparently both tubes were present, just not functional, because he gave them to me in a little container. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
Love you all,