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Monday, October 24, 2011

Update on Lily

Thank all of you for your prayers for my granddaughter, Lily. Her eye surgery went well this morning.

A few days ago, my daughter, Jessica, had explained to Lily a little bit of what was going to happen to her. Last night she said, "Lily, either Mommy or Daddy will come and get you and it will still be dark out. It will be an adventure!" Jessica said.

Lily turned to me and said, "An adventure, Gwamma!"

Jessica continued. "Then Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Papa, and you are going to pile into the car and we are going to go for a long drive. And then we will go to the doctor. He will look at your eyes."

"That will hurt!" Lily said. (That kid's no dummy!)

This morning when Lily came downstairs, she was all excited to go on the adventure. We adults felt a little guilty because we KNEW the truth. The ride to the hospital took an hour. Lily pointed out the moon several times and told us that she saw animals as we passed a wooded area! This kid has such a vivid imagination.

By the time they actually took Lily to surgery, it was 8 a.m. The first time she cried was when the male nurse picked her up and took her away.

The doctor and anesthesiologist had reassured my daughter that there were no lingering gasses in the operating room and that it was safe for Lily to have surgery in there. Because of the chance that Lily might have Malignant Hyperthermia  (MH) (allergic reaction to some triggering anesthetics) her surgery was the first of the day.

The surgery lasted almost 2 hours. There was some concern because Lily developed a fever and her heart rate had escalated; two signs of MH. But they kept a close eye on her, and gave her tylenol for the fever and she was okay.

There is a slight swelling around her eyes, some bruising, and both eyes are bloodshot. She's having a little rough time at home, not being able to keep anything down and feeling nauseous from the anesthesia. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. It's so hard to see a little one go through this!

Thank you all, again, for your prayers. Jessica, Dave, Jim, Lily, and I, appreciate them so very much!

If everything goes well with Lily tomorrow, we will begin our trek south to Arizona.

17 comments:

otin said...

I'm out of the loop a little, but I'm glad she's okay!

SUGAR MOON said...

Glad your granddaughter is o.k.

Lynda said...

Praise God the surgery is behind you and her! Like you, I am hoping her tomorrow is better, too. That nausea could be after effects of the surgery or pain meds? At least that has been the experience of many I know.
And as I said yesterday, we will enjoy your adventures on the road.

Eva Gallant said...

Glad Lily is okay!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

so glad to hear that! i've been thinking about her (and you) today.

kisatrtle said...

glad all went well.

Brian Miller said...

yay! i am glad that she is doing good and that all went well...big smiles.

Ami said...

Hugs to that sweet little girl and to you and the rest of the family. I hope the surgery accomplishes whatever goal there is.

(((hugs)))

Bonnie said...

Tomorrow will surely be a better day for Lily. Take care of you, too! Happy travels.

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becky said...

Good golly, who is the weirdo commenting above. He sounds like a creep!
Anyhow, what i meant to say before I accidently read that was-
Ah, poor little Lily- hope she is feeling much better soon! Hard to have to watch little ones go through something like that.

Donna said...

SO Glad she did well!! Sending prayer!!

Oh, and someone needs to have a chat with John RAMBO???Hahaaaa...SO GLAD he finds American women distasteful!

hughugs

Liz said...

I hope Lily will be having a better day today (and each day forward)!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Somehow missed the earlier posts about this -- I am glad she's OK and I'm sure she'll continue to improve.

SquirrelQueen said...

Pat, I'm sorry I missed your post yesterday. I'm glad to hear Lily's surgery went well. I hope by now she is doing much better. I will continue to keep Lily, and all of you, in my thoughts and prayers.

IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY said...

happy to hear lilys op went well

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i'm so glad to hear lily's surgery went well!