nervous.... scared.... excited.... Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5400 posts4th Dec '12
My baby is almost 5. (My first born lol) when he was 2 1/2 he was attacked by a pitbull. The dog tore off the right side of his dace a ns deglived a chunk of his right arm. Doctors weren't optimistic and when he pulled through we knew wed have a lifetime of doc appts and surgeries. So far he's endured 7 surgeries in 2 years. Well, a week or so ago we went to see the opthalmalic plastic surgeon. His eyelid drapes over his eye. We aren't sure he can see from it because its hard to test with the abnormalities. We knee he'd be having surgery to repair it but figured it'd be next spring since the eye surgeon was going to coordinate with his craniofacial plastic surgeon who just did his skin flap for his face. Well, yesterday we git a call from the eye surgeon stating they want to do the surgery as soon as possible. We are looking at the first of JANUARY!!!!! We are excited to get it fixed but omg we aren't prepared. Believe it ie not these surgeries take A LOT of planning!!! Im also worried. That's a delicate area to work ib and they could potentially make the nerve damage worse. Or damage his ye. He's already had one eye surgery to correct the muscles. This is a lot ti take in and knowing we only have weeks instead of months is super overwhelming!!!!! Sorry I just had to post my feelings. I don't want to say anything to my family just yet until we know more so they don't stress.
Nanna Boo Boo's Mommy 2 kids; De Pere, Wisconsin 2534 posts4th Dec '12
Oh mama i am so sorry, that has got to be very stressful on your family and your LO....i am glad he is doing well. Im not sure what planning you all have to do ive never been in your shoes, but good luck with it. Praying for a safe surgery and a great recovery for your LO.
Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5400 posts4th Dec '12
Thank you! It comes down to someone has to stay st the hospital at all times. Im his only legal guardian so it has to be me but I breastfeed my newborn. It also means I haveto to get things prepared for my three year old. My husband normally stays home with her
E'M Shikari Due March 10; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1736 posts4th Dec '12
Best of luck to you and your son. That must have been a tough time for you both.