I wish I had time to put 100 pictures on here and tell you exactly what’s going on and how we’re feeling. The fact is, today is Lei Day… Friday the school celebrates May Day and Jack is going back to school this morning. God is good!
Now, for the long and short of it. Jack’s right eye was over corrected during the surgery. It is not horribly noticeable. It’s better than it was. Still, it’s not landing where is should most of the time. We knew this was a concern. I was afraid for Jack over it. The over correction isn’t as bad as it could have been and we’re just going to have to deal with it. His right eye is also not healing quickly. Those stitches must have really come loose. It’s a problem. Jack’s left eye lands where it should land most of the time but he still doesn’t have total control. It can randomly float up. This is what we were trying to correct. It hasn’t been a week yet. Sometimes it takes up to two weeks for your brain to really figure out how to control the muscle but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
What’s next? Jack will continue with his arm restraints at least at night and as needed during the day until both eyes are healed. Jack has been totally fine with the restraints. He’s been a trooper with them. We’re happy it gets a bit of a break from them every now and then, but we are okay with them if that’s what it takes to prevent infection. Jack will also have wear a patch over his right eye for at least 6 hours a day. This will serve two purposes. We need to give it time to heal, and the left eye really needs to be stronger.
That’s the long and the short of it. It would have been nice to get everything totally perfect on the first go, but we knew the realities of the procedure. We’re rolling with it. Plus, as Ray says…all Jack’s dreams are coming true. With peg arms and one eye, he really will be a pirate!