Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Artoo Update

I've been contacted several times in the last day or so, asking how Artoo is recovering. i've been trying to answer everyone, but i thought i'd just do a bit more of an in depth update here so i don't have to keep repeating myself.

The surgery, itself, went well. He had his top and bottom eye muscles moved over to the outside of his eyes to give the inside eye muscles some resistance, as well as Botox injections to release the tight inner eye muscles. As you can imagine, there is quite a lot of swelling and bruising around his eyes, and the white parts of his eyes are very red due to subconjunctival hemorrhage. (A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when blood vessels breaks just underneath the clear surface of your eye - your conjunctiva).

Initially he was in some pain, due to the swelling and bruising, but his actual eyes seem to be without pain. He has not had to wear bandages, as all of his stitches are under his eyelids, they will dissolve on their own.

His vision continues to be good, although he does have some double vision - which is normal, as he's going from using one eye at time to using them both at once. That should resolve itself in time. Other than that, he's back to his happy normal self - and playing and singing songs and dancing around.

Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes! And an extra big thank you to my guest bloggers this month.

Love Laura, B-rad, Chewie and Artoo.

20 comments:

  1. This is very good news. You have all been in our thoughts and we hope for a speedy recovery. Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

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  2. I hope Artoo will recovery quickly. A big hug for him.

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  3. It's been a tough time for you all, but this is lovely, heart-warming news Laura. Hope healing happens quickly.

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  4. ((((HUGS)))) to the whole family!!! Boy, Artoo is really going to gain some beads of courage for this procedure!!! Thanks for the for the update, and I will keep my candle lit for you all!!! Sounds like he will be fine!! And for mommy, I hope you have been able to find rest, comfort and reassurance also!! (((((hugs)))) specially for you! Stay well! :0) Annette

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  5. I'm so glad to hear that Artoo is back to his happy old self and that his eyelids are healing well. You and your family are always in my thoughts.

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  6. So glad to hear that Artoo's recovery is going well! Hugs to you all!

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  7. Thanks for the update. Good news. Kids are so resilient.

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  8. I'm so happy for the whole family and of course especially for Artoo, that it's going so very well. Hope you can get some rest the coming weeks, because it must have been very stressful for you and B-rad.

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  9. Hugs Laura.... I've never forgotten that Artoo started his life journey at the same time you began your Zentangle journey. It is like he is all tangled up with us in such a loving way. Thanks for allowing us to take this journey with your son and family... Warm thoughts always...

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  10. Thank you so much for the update. Sending prayers up and hugs to you all from Massachusetts.

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  11. Glad to hear he is doing well. We are sending all of you our love and healing thoughts.

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  12. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and positive outcome for your little cutie pie. Glad to hear he is doing well.

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  13. Thanks for the update! So glad little Artoo is healing well!

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  14. Thanks so much for putting up an update. We all care!

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  15. So good to know Artoo is doing and feeling well!!

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  16. Thanks for letting us know how Artoo is doing. I hope all continues to go well in his recovery.

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  17. I am so happy for your family. So wonderful to have the surgery over and with good result. Now on to new and better things for Artoo.

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  18. Good to know that Artoo is doing fine, but he is so resourceful I couldn't have imagined it otherwise. I was more worried for the mother than the child, I know how stressful these situations are. All my best wishes, again for the whole family.

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tangle me some zen, baby!!