Ruthie was not able to eat or drink anything when she woke up. We got her up at 8:15 and her surgery was at 11:15. If you know Ruthie, you know how she likes her food. Needless to say she doesnt do well without food, or her sippy. It was a struggle. We had to constantly distract her with whatever we could find.Push her in a car with the blood pressure cuff. Anything to distract her from food.
Then the doctor comes back and puts a mark over the area they are operating on. This is to ensure her right eye gets operated on and they dont accidentally take out her appendix or amputate her left leg. This technique was a great success, since her right eye was operated on and nothing else.
Ruthie came out of anesthesia wonderfully this time! She just slept it off and woke up well. She basically slept the entire day. She did manage to wake up long enough to puke all over her car seat. Lovely.
This is what her eye looked like tonight. It is a little red and puffy, but it will be better even tomorrow. It hasnt seemed to bother her at all. She doesnt touch it very often, and only gives me a problem when I try to put her ointment in her eyes. That takes both Mark and I to achieve that goal 3 times a day.
Thanks for all the prayers and calls today! We appreciated it!