In February we went to the eye hospital for bilateral squint surgery. I was dreading the day, but kept upbeat and smiley for my little man – he went down about 10am and holding your little boy whilst he gets put to sleep was not easy…at all!! The op lasted about a hour and a half and he wasn’t too happy on waking, we let him sleep it off and kept him dosed with painkillers but he still wasn’t keen on opening his eyes and after managing to get him to eat and drink we were discharged home.
He gave us some sneak peaks and I knew he would be ok, it was slower healing process than stated but everyone is different – we’ve been back for a check up and the healing is going well, the scaring looks good and we go back for a 3 month check up.
This will be when the final position is set, but even now we’re super happy with how they look – it’s weird to think he will still never use both eyes together but his eyes will appear straight with his glasses on (he’ll always have to wear them) and we will continue to patch 2 hours daily until his vision stabilises at about 7 years old.
Very proud of our brave little man,