Sunday, August 22, 2010

Star of the Blog, and let's not forget it, okay?

Friday morning started really early for me (I don't usually do early). We had to be up and ready to get Ry down to a mid city hospital to his eye surgery appointment. This surgery has been a need to do for awhile, but it is hard to think about your little one being put under anethesia and also having someone "monkeying" around with the eyes.

Here is the before shot of his eyes. I will post the after shots in blogs to come.

As you probably have been able to see from his photos (which I certainly have bored you with  over the past year or so) that his left eye wandered over to rest at the bridge of his nose. It was a mucscle problem not lazy eye like his Momma had. When he got in high stress situations, positive or negative, that left eye would take off for the nose area. His eyesight was being impaired (duh) and he was finding it more and more difficult to control. So Shelley had scheduled with a top eye surgeon to have the surgery in October.....their office called with a cancellation and we were all over getting him there right quick.

He and I entertained ourselves while Mom did all the paperwork stuff and check in garbage. Had a great time entertaining the waiting room full of folks. We do that no matter where we go. He is such a character and we kinda have a fondness for one another that folks take to......or at least stare with their mouths open...Whatever.

Air dancing for the nurses.
Got him all situated in one of those charming, didn't have all the ties, open air, blue gown back in pre op area and the little camera monkey turns and says to me,"Hey Oma, did you bring your camera so I can be the star of your blog?" Does this kid get it or what?

Why of course I did.....and so we have pix of his finding all the compartments to the gown, the wearing of the green socks and later...the sedative taking affect. The green socks is a funny thing though. His sister dances "Folklorico" dancing (Latin folk dancing), he wants to. So he runs around at home slapping his feet on the tile with his Tevas. I told him he looks like an Irish Mexican dancer...you know Rio Grande River Dance. He thinks he's fabulous and just keeps jumping around like a Mexican jumping Leprechaun, so the wearing of the green socks was a bonus for him.

Okay ladies, you know I was gonna have to work a great looking guy into this post somewhere, besides Ry of course. Well the Anesthesiologist walked in to "visit" with Ry and Shelley and I both almost made yum, yum noises....so fine. A cross between Robert Rodrigues and Harrison Ford...oh Shut up. And I couldn't get the nerve up to take his picture.....stupid old woman. He was so good with Ry, gave him the information about going to la la land in a way that a kid could really get....and he was so personable to him. Gave him confidence that he would be fine. That made all of us feel better. Then they gave Ry liquid "kick you on your butt" meds and he was hilarious.

Yep, I'm feeling kinda loopy.
It was like the skin was falling off his face....too cute. Sweet boy only had to be surgery for less than an hour. Had big ole red spots in his eyes afterwards and was none too happy when we drove him home. Couldn't open his eyes.  I am sure they hurt some, although the surgeon made sure he had all the meds he needed. I thought we would have a long, long week with him being kinda whiny and poorly.......

Last picture of his crazy eye....yay for my gorgeous boy.
Woke up this morning acting like nothing ever happened. Was hungry, happy and the sparkler he usually is. Kids are remarkably resiliant. So we have to fight to keep him quiet and he can't go outside for a week....yeah like that's gonna happen. Can't go to school for a bit (and it just started) for safety sake. But all in all he did great and we were home by noonish.