Monday, January 7, 2008

Surgery Shmurgery

Okay we're back from Kid's appointment at the Eye Doctor.

I just scheduled Kid's next eye surgery for February 7th.

Go HERE and HERE to read what Mr Furious wrote about Kid's eyes and her surgery from this past summer.

I'll be back to update this in a bit.

39 comments:

Julie said...

Mrs F,

I will be thinking of you all. I along with everyone else here I am sure will send you all good thoughts and karma.

Arghhh...another surgery for Kid. I read Mr F's blog that you linked. When my little one was 4, he had to have a very minor surgery, but they had to put him out. I know how scary that can be.

Well, if you do head back to Disney, at least you will have that kick ass new bathing suit to wear.

Julie said...

Ummm, I just realized that Kid's surgery is scheduled for the 7th...isn't that not such a good time of the month for you?? Please take good care of yourself--lots of rest and being easier on yourself in the weeks before the surgery.

Not that this will help for sleep deprivation, but my sister has taken Zoloft for PMS stuff.

Julie said...

Yes... this month I will circle the 7th in a big red marker and draw huge frowning faces on the three days that come before!

I am referring to this in my last comment.

Ok, now I will go away:)

Deb said...

Sending good thoughts your way.

Gigs said...

I wondered about this because I remembered Mr. F. saying he wasn't sure it was worth what Kid and the rest of you went through the first time. I'm sure you guys have been incredibly diligent in determining this is the right thing to do, and I'll be thinking of you guys next month. Lots of positive thought flowing your way...

Mrs. Furious said...

Julie,

lol... yes... I forgot about the suit! Is was worth the expedited shipping after all!!

Oh we are absolutely crazy enough to be going back to Disney. I've been pricing it. $129 for flights... during the week Kid has off of school anyway?!?! How can I turn my back on that?!?!

And of course the 7th... damn it! I didn't even think of that. My other choice was Jan 24th and then Kid would still be in pain during Baby's b'day which would suck too. I'll just have to be really aware of what is going on that week.

Mrs. Furious said...

Deb,

thanks




Gigs,
Yes. This is really hard for that very reason. Of course it has been 6 months and it is clear that it didn't work. The problem is this one might not work either and then she'll need a third surgery! But she is starting to lose vision in one eye and although this is not to correct that it will hopefully help her brain focus its energies on that instead of keeping her eyes straight. Oh I am not looking forward to it. I thought they REALLY down played the pain and recovery. At least now we know what lies ahead.
Mostly I just HATE for her to be put under. It never gets easier and waiting for her to come (and she has to be intubated... which is hideous and they don't remove until she is conscious and w/o us being with her=terrifying) out and find out if she is okay is just the worst most helpless feeling in the world.
So I am dealing with this by booking another trip to Disney!

Mr Furious said...

I better start dealing with this by drumming up some freelance work!

Mrs. Furious said...

Mr F

word to that!

moley said...

God how awful for you all. My best wishes and good thoughts to you all for this time.

My little Bumble had to have grommits fitted for his glue ear almost 12 months ago, just before he turned 4 and it is the most awful thing to sit while your child is under in surgery, so you have my heartfelt sympathy. He was fine, thank god, but his hearing seems to have deteriorated so we might have to discuss further surgery. I'm hoping its just normal winter colds and congestion.

The worst thing for me was that the anaesthestist (can never spell that damn word!) decided that his little hands were too small and chubby for a venflon whiie he was awake so she put him out with a mask, whilst he was sitting on my knee. It took me and two nurses to hold him down he struggled against it so much. It felt like 15 minutes although Mr Mole said it was only a few seconds. I have never been so traumatised in my whole life. It still brings me out in a sweat to think about it.

Danielle said...

Positive thoughts coming your way!

Heather said...

Wow. I'll mark it on my calendar too. I feel bad that Kid has to go through it again -- and you guys too. :(

michelline said...

I'm so sorry to read Kid has to have another eye surgery. She has such beautiful eyes! My heart goes out to you and Mr F just as much, though. I know Kid is the one going through the physical pain, but y'all are going through pain of the heart.

We're planning on Disney the weekend after MLK weekend. Is this your planned weekend as well? Disney is getting very booked up! The passholder rate for the moderates for January is only $99.00. Woohoo!

Gigs said...

I know what you mean about the anesthesia. That is the worst. Both my guys had to be put under for ear tube insertion sugeries when they were small, my oldest twice (obviously a very common procedure, but for us as parents, still scary). And it was awful as they came out of the anesthesia because they were so upset and inconsolable. It does help to have been through it before in terms of being prepared, but nothing takes away the worry.

Disney seems like an awesome distraction! It's been two years since we've been, and we've been talking about when to book the next trip. Both my guys are probably tall enough to ride most things by now, so there would be less of me and hubby splitting up. That would be nice!

katieo said...

Big hugs and sighs. I hope all goes well Mrs. F.

(p.s. Sam (#2) says Ruby is just like Max and Ruby! And he wants her eyes to be ok. I showed the kids her pics on Mr. F's blog)

eurydice said...

did the surgery not work the last time? or is it a multiple procedure kind of surgery?

etbroderick said...

Ugh. So sorry. Poor Ruby. Poor you guys. I hate that she has to go through this again. I will pray my heart out for her. This time has to work! By the way--I have been a good day or two behind on all of your posts lately--no time to read. So I am late in saying I am sorry about your recent shitty spell (um, been there, too)--but so glad that you are feeling better. Hugs from CT.

emmyjw said...

Sending more prayers your way. Glad you are feeling better so you can gear up for this! Man you guys are Disney fiends! I have only been once, when I was 14. My kids would love to go, maybe some day...I enjoyed watching all of your videos again the other day, I am so jealous of that Donkey kick.I hope you get some really great news tomorrow,like unexpected cash or some fantastic award, it would only be fair!

Mrs. Furious said...

moley,
interesting. Every time they have put kid under they have done it with gas (the mask)... oddly enough she doesn't fight it... in fact they had warned us that she would and were quite surprised when she didn't. She had a hell of a time coming off of it though! Now they give her an oral dose of sedative (hopefully this will happen again we had very understanding anesthesiologists last time) which lasted longer than the gas and caused amnesia so she didn't become combative during the removal of the intubation tube.
I'm sorry to hear about your son and I hope you are right and he is just congested.

Mrs. Furious said...

Danielle & Heather,
thank you. we will of course keep everyone updated.


Michelline,
I'm not sure yet it depends on what is the best deal.
We are also pricing a trip to Chicago since we've done Disney so recently. But since we got our money's worth out of the passes it is actually hard for us to go anywhere for cheaper. There is a big American Girl Store in Chicago and we weren't going to let her have one for another year... but I'm pretty sure you could convince me to buy her a car in the days following her surgery... so we'll see.

Mrs. Furious said...

Gigs,
yes I'm hoping it will be better... and in many ways knowing what to expect does take a lot of the stress away. We know what she'll look like post surgery and that was honestly one of the worst and most shocking parts.

Disney... we got annual passes so we could take her for her surprise trip after her 1st surgery knowing that we had the December trip in the works and that it would workout to be a bit cheaper doing it that way. Now that all that is paid for this trip would be super cheap (and we'd kind of be milking Disney for a change!) and of course there are really cheap flights etc... I'm still thinking since I'm a little over Disney right now... I'm just not sure we can go anywhere else for cheaper at this point.
Oh and your boys are definitely tall enough for ALL rides. Kid could do everything but about 3 rides.

Mrs. Furious said...

eurydice,
The first procedure didn't work. Unfortunately this one might not either then they'll do the opposite procedure and see if that works. I'm really hoping it will... but my gut feeling is that it won't and we'll end up with the third procedure after all. :(


Katieo,
I wanted to name Baby Sam if she had been a boy!
Oh we are big fans of Max & Ruby as I'm sure you can imagine. Ruby even eats a "Max egg" for breakfast (fried if you haven't seen that one).
Well thank you to Sam! :)

and when it rains it pours around here... just always the way.

Mrs. Furious said...

Emmy,
"Glad you are feeling better so you can gear up for this!"
I know... seriously!

and yes I'll be waiting for that unexpected cash to come my way.... I can use it for our trip!

show your kids the Donkey kick video and I'm sure they'll be able to teach you. :)

Mrs. Furious said...

eileen,
"This time has to work!"
lets hope!

yes I am feeling so much better... damn that PMS!

Kiki said...

I will keep the day in mind and be sending all good thoughts your way.

I went to Disney for the first time in my life three years ago and it was a great experience. I am looking foward to a return visit with my sister and her family. Her kids are my heart and I have to be there to experience it with them. I am glad to hear that Disney still runs some good deals, we live so close that we drove so we just have to worry about the room and park fees.

Again, all my best to you guys!

Mrs. Furious said...

Kiki,
thank you so much.

I'm the same way with my brother's girls & I hope you do get to enjoy Disney with them. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey (Cheryl here, still can't remember my password, duh!), so sorry about the surgery. It seems so quick, she just had surgery, not fair. I will send lots of love your way, and hope that this is it for her! Sweet, little blue-eyed Kid.

I feel terrible in not getting in touch last week. I'm glad you're feeling better now. Those feelings are something only a mom can know and understand. No sleep can definetly mess with your sanity (and memory - password?). I wish we were closer and could share a little babycare once in awhile and get the breaks we often need.

Robin said...

Poor Kid. I'm sorry you are going to have to go through that again. I will say some prayers that it works this time.

Torey said...

Oh Mrs. F!! You're having a heck of a new year!!

I had three eye surgeries (one on the right eye, two on the left) when I was really little (like 2, so a lot younger than Kid) and I too have a lazy eye that's causing me to lose my eye sight much more quickly than an average person. (I was born cross eyed) When I was little there was nothing they could do to stop it, and now I'm too chicken to have a surgery on my eye. So I think that trying to fix it now is so much better for Kid. But at the same time, I cannot imagine how scary that must be for you and Mr. F. I'll be thinking of you guys.

Where are they doing the surgery?

angie said...

i see chocobabies in the future...poor kid. i hope to God this one works.

And hey, I am beginning to think you guys are contagious. Baby has horrible flu, Nate gets horrible flu. Baby starts sleeping like shit. Nate starts sleeping like shit. What the hell is going on? Is it in the water...is it some vibes coming across the street. Whatever it is, can you stop it, PLEASE :-)

Mrs. Furious said...

Cheryl,
"I wish we were closer and could share a little babycare once in awhile and get the breaks we often need."
Yes... wouldn't that be great?!

we'll talk to you soon... Cape Cod?

Mrs. Furious said...

Robin,
thanks. I hope it does work.


Angie,
I'm finally taking Baby in to the Dr today. I need to find out what is up.

Mrs. Furious said...

Torey,

yeah. Unfortunately the Furious family rarely has a *good* year!

Interesting about your eyes... thanks for sharing that.
She goes to Kellogg but they do the pediatric surgeries at Mott.

And I'll see you tomorrow. :)

eurydice said...

Mrs F - I hope this one works too! I'll be thinking of Kid F and sending good vibes.

Mrs. Furious said...

eurydice,

thank you :)

moley said...

Mrs F
Every time they have put kid under they have done it with gas (the mask)... oddly enough she doesn't fight it... in fact they had warned us that she would and were quite surprised when she didn't.

Well I'm glad Kid doesn't fight it but I'm surprised they use a mask, it's quite rare over here. I hadn't actually thought about it but I don't think Bumble was intubated as he was in for so little time but even when they do, they always extubate in recovery before the parents are allowed in. Tubes are whipped out ASAP.

My brother in law is an operating theatre orderly and he spends a lot of his time in recovery sitting with semi-conscious patients maintaining their airway for them.

Poor Kid - let's hope they sedate her again this time. At least she's young enough that she probably won't remember any of it. I asked Bumble if he remembered the hospital, but he doesn't. he doesn't remember breast feeding either, even though he did it till just after his fourth birthday, which makes me quite sad :(

Mrs. Furious said...

Moley,
"Even though he did it till just after his fourth birthday, which makes me quite sad :( "
isn't that funny? Kid of course has the reminder of nursing because of Baby and wants to... but she doesn't remember how and thinks she weaned when she was a baby when she got her teeth (she was 3.5).

Kid remembers the hospital (but we've been there a lot) but isn't afraid at all. She remembers the gas making her throw up after her MRI (which was a year ago) and she even remembers things that happened at the hospital after her 1st seizure. We treat it, and so she does too, as very matter of fact.

moley said...

Mrs F
Kid of course has the reminder of nursing because of Baby and wants to... but she doesn't remember how and thinks she weaned when she was a baby when she got her teeth (she was 3.5).

Yeah Hetty wanted to try it too! Boy does it hurt when they've lost the knack! She weaned herself at 20 months when I was pregnant with Mr Bumble. I was prepared to feed 2 if necessary (in the interests of decreasing jealousy etc.) but I was SO glad I didn't have to.

Kid remembers the hospital
Oh sorry, I meant to say that she prob. won't remember the surgery when she's older (unlike you two), but I suppose it depends how often she's hospitalised with epilepsy (hopefully not at all!). Bumble was stressing about the mask for about 6 months, but another 6 months have passed and the memory is completely gone!

Mrs. Furious said...

moley,

Kid didn't even know what to do... just 6 months after weaning... she just looked at it and then asked me how... it was quite funny that she so thoroughly forgot.... she didn't actually try to latch on (thank God)

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