Compared to what Jodi has been through in the past month the surgery today was minor. However, it still wasn’t fun. Her appointment was at 2:30pm but she didn’t actually get into surgery until after 5pm. She had to fast all day and by the time she got into surgery she was feeling quite hungry and weak. They sewed a gold weight into her eyelid and injected colagen into her lower lid. The purpose of the surgery was to help Jodi close her right eye. With the facial paralysis not being able to close the right eye has been her biggest frustration. Also, testing showed her cornea was getting damaged.
The doctor said the surgery went well. She doesn’t look too bad at this point though her eye is puffy. The doctor said the swelling won’t peak for a couple days and then will slowly diminish over the next two week. He said by tomorrow or Friday she will look like she was punched in the eye.
We didn't get home until after 8pm and Jodi is still feeling pretty lousy from the anesthesia and is feeling like she wants to sleep. I suspect she won’t feel very good for a couple days. The doctor assures us that everything he did today is reversible and once Jodi’s facial nerves start functioning again the gold weight can easily be removed. Hopefully that day isn’t too far off in the distance.
We’re just hoping Jodi won’t need any more surgeries and can focus on making a full recovery!