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Saturday, June 8, 2013


As most of you know, Cooper had surgery on Tuesday.  Hopefully, this is the last of his surgeries.  Yay!  He actually had two procedures at once.  The first procedure was a strabismus repair.  Basically, this was a procedure to straighten his eye muscles.  He is still wearing his glasses though.  The second procedure was a trigger finger release.  He had the middle and ring finger on his left hand worked on and the ring finger of his right hand.  The surgeon said the two fingers on his left hand were so locked up that she couldn't open them even while he was under anesthesia.  But as soon as she cut the tendons, they came open.  He is having to wear casts over his elbows on both hands until Wednesday.  This seems a bit extreme to me, but this was there is no way he can mess with his hands.

Click here to see Brad's video of Cooper waking up.

We did have a small incident yesterday.  Cooper was back at school and we got called that he was throwing up.  Nausea and vomiting occurs in greater than 50% of strabismus patients.  The part of the brain affected by the surgery (your eyes are working in a different way) is next to the part of the brain that affects nausea.  And it was obvious that he did not feel well.  We gave him some Zofran, he took a long nap, and is now much better.

Sleeping with the casts:

Cooper this morning in his "hot wheels."  Seems pretty happy! 

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