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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Another eye surgery.

Ellie is booked in for another eye surgery tomorrow.

She will be having a Hyrdrophilic Orbital Expander put into her right eye socket. These expander's are placed in the socket in their dry, contracted states and expand to their full size (which is generally a 10 fold increase in volume) when it absorbs the surrounding tissue fluid. The expander will be in for 4 weeks.

The idea of this expander is for it to stretch out the front part of Ellie's eye socket and also try and create more eye lid, which in turn will mean that we can fit a larger prosthetic eye in.

Ellie has had this procedure before and it was very effective. However in the 3rd week of having the expander in, her eye socket got infected quite badly, which caused her to have an increase in seizures, and she was hospitalized for the last week and put on IV antibiotics.

I am going to chat to Ellie's surgeon tomorrow morning, and ask his thoughts about putting Ellie on antibiotics for the duration of having the expander in, basically to act as a preventative against another eye infection.

It will be an early start tomorrow morning, we have to be in the city at 7:15

Early night for me tonight...!!

6 comments:

  1. Best of luck to Ellie! We will be thinking of all of you and sending love your way.

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  2. Sounds like a good plan to ask that!

    Hoping Ellie's eye surgery goes smoothly and she avoids infection and in turn longer hospital stays.

    x

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  3. Hey! Sorry I've been so absent lately! I love. love. love. your new picture up there. How did her surgery go? xo. She is so amazing, you know...

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    1. Thanks Kristen... Ellies surgery itself went well, but her eye isnt looking to great. Its pretty swollen and extremelly red and inflamed. So her surgeon has started her on some antibiotics, and he wants to see her next week to see if the redness and inflamation is going down. The expander they have put in is much bigger than the last and its only going to get bigger over the next 4 weeks... so it really needs to stay in for the full 4 weeks. Fingers Crossed xx

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