Tuesday, October 18, 2011

31 for 21: Another surgery eve

Tomorrow we take Braska to Children’s for a trio of procedures.  Maybe.  Might only be a duo. 

She’ll be having a modified Kestenbaum procedure, which is a rare eye muscle surgery relating to the specific type of nystagmus that she has.  This is to help correct the tip and tilt elements of her posturing among other things.

She will also be having a dental cleaning and x-rays done by the dentist.  She has horrible terrors at the dentist’s office, so while she’s under with the eyes, he’s going to get in there and do a thorough cleaning and get good x-rays.

And while they’re at it… the ENT, who will be working next door tomorrow in another OR, will be peeking in to take a look at her ears and probably put her second set of tubes in while he’s there. 

I mean if you’re gonna knock a girl out, might as well take care of a few icky things at once, right??

We start the day early, but not as early as we’d expected. She should be heading back to the OR by about 8:30 am I would guess. 

I’ll be trying to update on the blogs, but following the Twitter feed either via Twitter or on the right margin of this blog might be a up-to-the-minute option, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Prayers for complication-free procedures, very alert and wise OR staffers, and strength for us as we comfort her through it are very much appreciated.


  1. We will be praying.If you need me to do anything that can be done without a vehicle, let me know. :)

  2. I'm so hopelessly behind in reading. I didn't stand a chance at 31 for 21 this year. Glad you're still at it. This sounds like quite a day. Miss you guys.


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