Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sweet little one

Bella is resting well from her emergency surgery.  She looks so much better.  I am so grateful they were able to catch that quickly.  Poor sweet thing.  She obviously can’t eat anything for at least 5 days to let that poor belly heal.

She is getting magnesium and blood today in addition to her potassium.  They are also looking at her calcium and her thyroid function.  Her normal thyroid medicine is oral, so they are working on that as well.

Today, since every day there must be something new, the attending noticed her eyes during rounds.  She is having a oculogyric crisis.  Jason and I noticed it when they allowed her to wake up.  We just thought it was the narcotics in her system and when they cleared out, her eyes would settle down.  She used to track a toy and stare so intently into your eyes.  Now she’ll turn her head to sound, but can’t focus.  Her eyes do react to light, but she won’t blink to threat.  They have asked for an ophthalmologist to come and consult.  Hopefully, it’s nothing major. 

She was pretty sleepy when I took this.  She didn’t open her eyes very wide, but you can see her eyes jumping back and forth.  You can also hear that she sometimes has a little leak from her trach.

1 comment:

maniamam said...

I'm glad the surgery went well. New day, new hurdle. I hope you have your running shoes on. Bless her little heart... I hope today will be calm and you can research the ocular condition.
Krystal