Gavin had a little rough patch in the recovery area today. He woke up cranky (even without the Versed) because his eye hurt. But once we got some more pain meds on board, he was good to go. Actually, he was a little too good. He was sleeping so well that his respiratory rate dropped way low and his oxygen saturation levels kept dipping down low as well. But, we were able to get that under control after a bit.
Once home, Gavin's been a pretty happy little guy. He and Garrett played quite normally, with the physical restrictions in place, of course. He complained about the pesky patch that is on his eye and said he thought it would keep him up all night. He fell asleep early though. ;) The patch will come off tomorrow when we follow up with his doctor.
Please pray for a smooth recovery from this surgery. Also, will you pray for his light sensitivity? I think I've mentioned that Gavin's eyes are highly sensitive to light. We've been doing drops 4 times a day and ointment in his eyes each night for awhile now to help with the issue. However, his doctor has warned us that for some kids like Gavin, the cataracts actually helped with the light sensitivity. The cloudy vision cataracts cause act like a shade to the corneas. And today we took away that shade. So, even indoor lighting may seem entirely too bright to Gavin. We are praying this is not the case.
Thanks for checking in and praying for Gavin. I'll post again soon with an update on how he is doing from today's surgery. He will complete round two of cataract surgery next week.