Friday, March 5, 2010

One Relieved Mommy!

I wanted to first start by thanking everyone for your prayers for Isaac and our family. It has been a stressful few months, but by the grace of God we are making it through!

Isaac had his surgery this morning at 7:15 am and he did a great job. We had to get up at 5:30 to be there an hour early to get Isaac prepped for surgery. We went to the Surgi-center here in Greenville and our doctor came from Raleigh.

I was super impressed with that place. You can tell that they work a lot with children. There were a ton of play areas and it was super clean. They even had little red wagons to take the kids back to surgery. (However, there was NO way Isaac was getting in one of those this morning, all he wanted was daddy!)

One of the most heart breaking moments was when the nurse had to take him back to the room and he was crying. I thought to myself "Why don't you just rip my heart out!" :) That was tough but I knew it wouldn't be long before he got the anesthesia and was relaxed.

Soooo, all that said, Isaac did wonderful! His eyes are red in the corners but the doctor said the surgery went perfect. The surgery only lasted a little over an hour. ( It absolutely amazes me that they can do that kind of stuff to your eye ball!? crazy) Then we had to stick around for an hour while Isaac came off the medication. That was a little sad too because he was a little disoriented and of course we can't explain what is happening to him. So we just had to let him cry for a while til he got sleepy. While this is happening there are 3 other toddlers "recovering" in curtain stalls ALL crying. Talk about stressful, I don't know how those nurses do it! :)

Here are some pics from our morning:

Isaac with Daddy before they took him back.
Isaac getting amped on Daddy's coffee. . .just kidding!
Isaac recovering.

Our brave little man finally fell asleep.


  1. That seriously made me tear up! Bella has been so worried about Isaac all day. She is dying to come see him but, I told her we needed to wait a few days ;) Let me know if you need anything!

  2. I am so proud of you and little man for being so strong!You are tough Michelle, whether you know it or not. Love you so much!! Please let me know if you all need anything!

  3. Oh man girl, I can't imagine! My dad had 17 eye surgeries in one year for a detached retina problem and it tore me to pieces watching him go through that.. but he's an adult! You are so strong to have gone through this with your baby boy! We are praying for you and Blake and I know you don't know me very well but know that I am here if you need anything! I can cook ya'll dinner or something if you'd like!!

  4. Those pictures are so sweet. Isaac is so great for doing that well!