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post surgery

We’re back from the tear duct surgery, the second time.

This time was a little more complicated, basically, putting a catheter into her tear ducts and expanding it, in both sides.  It also took longer, too, and she had to have an IV to keep her hydrated.

The doctor came back to report that her tear ducts are very tight, but he hopes this works.

Then, about ten minutes later, a nurse carried our munchkin in because she woke up early from the anesthesia and started climbing on her and out of the bed.  So, yeah, that didn’t go so well.

If you look closely, you will notice she has bloody tears and a bloody nose, apparently both good signs.  Here’s hoping.


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  1. I’ve been MIA on blogging for a wlittle while. I didnt even realize she was having another surgery 🙁
    Praying it works this time. 🙂

  2. Oooh, poor baby! Lylah had that done when she was a year old. So far, we’re doing well but he also warned us about it returning. Apparently, Lylah had a thin membrane across hers that wouldn’t allow it to drain. He poked it through and she’s been okay so far. Give her a hug from me!!!!

  3. keeping you guys in our prayers. hope it works this time!

  4. So glad she is back home! Hoping this time it is successful!! Poor thing!

  5. Glad you are home and fingers crossed this works. 🙂

  6. oh man! Poor baby!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you! That REALLY stinks!

  7. Praying that the surgery works this time. ((hugs))

  8. She is such a tough girl – most kids would not be posing all sweetly after surgery! Finger’s crossed it works!!

  9. I hope everything’s ok. My prayers are with you and your little girl 🙂

  10. Hoping it worked this time. If it were me, I might be a little freaked at the bloody tears. Poor thing.

  11. So glad everything seems to have gone well. Nat is such a trooper!

  12. oh honey. poor baby. poor mama!!

    here’s hoping everyone gets a good nights sleep!

  13. Fingers crossed that it went well. Give her some hugs from us… (even though she has NO clue who we are!) xoxo

  14. I’m hoping that this is the fix. I’m so sad for her… her sweet little face! Crossing fingers that tomorrow looks better!

  15. marty montes says:

    I hope this one works this time! I hope she bounces back beautifully.

  16. I’m so glad everything went okay! I think I told you this last time, but Aidan had the probe surgery too, and we thought it didn’t work for forever. He almost had to go back for the “next-step after the probe” surgery, but his eye ended up clearing up the day before surgery was scheduled. Crazy. Anyway, just wanted to give you hope that it totally can still clear up – I was hard pressed to find anyone who was still dealing with it as long as we were. Hugs to you!

  17. I am glad all went well. I am sure this will be her last time.

  18. I am glad to hear she did okay, and I hope things are going in the direction you want them to go. It’s so hard seeing them with IV’s and in surgery. Hugs, mama.

  19. oh poor baby girl!! I am glad it went well but you never want to hear about her climbing all over the nurse. I hope this means she doesn’t have to have another surgery like that again, I can’t imagine how uncomfortable that must be.

  20. Prayers going up on her behalf that she heals quickly and won’t need anything further… except lotsa love! ♥

  21. Poor little Nat! And poor Mama too! That must have been really hard on both of you!!! Hoping she’s crying lots of wet tears!

  22. Glad to hear she’s on the mend – thinking of you –

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