Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Going for Surgery

Unfortunately, today's optometry appointment didn't go so hot. IT seems as though emma's ROP has progressed to threashold disease (Stage 3 ROP). She is scheduled for surgery on friday. We go in at 10 a.m. for her to be admitted back into the NICU. She cannot nurse after 6 a.m. The surgery will be sometime after 1:30 p.m. and may be as late as 7 p.m. UGGH. She will NOT ne happy. She will be put under and intubated. There is a chance that she may have trouble coming out of the anestesia or have issues with apnea once again. She most likely will come home on saturday unless of course she is not stable. If she's not stable then she'll stay until she is. The surgery will not fix what damage is already done it will simply keep it from progressing any further. If this works than she'll need glasses. If it doesn't work she can go blind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Elaina. I hope that the surgery proves to be successful and uncomplicated. And you try to take it easy, okay? {{{HUGS}}}