So far, today is a little better than yesterday. Here's the catch... I finally talked to Dr. Shah today (who did the surgery)- I had missed his call yesterday. And today he says this: "Well, all those things are normal (not opening his eyes, swelling, watering, pain)." And he also says, "I also had to make an abrasion on his cornea while excising the lid, so he's probably going to have a really rough week." UH, are you serious? Ok, so that could explain why he won't open his eye and why he's in excruciating pain. Which, if I would have known that I wouldn't have been so concerned about how he was acting... but when he came out to talk to us after surgery, he said everything went well- he just placed the ring in and snipped the granulation tissue. And said he wouldn't need anything for pain. Guess that changed.
Anyway, (as my grandpa used to say, in his low deep voice)- "Whatcha gonna do??" At least I know now why he's in so much pain and I can expect the next few days to be rough and that's normal. Though he has been running a little low grade fever. But that could just be the stress from surgery.
With all that's been going on, he's about a month late on shots. He'll be 16 months on Tuesday and hasn't had his 15 month shots yet. But last week he was running fever so Dr. Defusco didn't want to give them, and this week he had surgery and couldn't get them either. So I guess next week he will be getting shots. Poor man. I hate shots. But Dr. Defusco threatened me again with the "no kids" speech. Especially now that he's behind on shots. So he just cannot be around kids or really anyone who is "around kids." It's too risky.
MY SISTER IS COMING HOME ON MONDAY!! I guess my guilt trip worked!! She's staying until the next Sunday. I miss her so much and I'm so excited. I really hope Tripp is feeling better so she can see all the fun stuff he's doing in person. I hope she can get out of the handcuffs I'll have her in and doesn't miss her plane to North Dakota. Otherwise, Uncle Mike will probably be kind of mad at me. :)
So far today, Tripp has opened his eyes a little bit more. The surgery eye is still really swollen and watering like crazy. But he actually rode around in his car a little today, while I sang 100 songs. He's a little doped up on the tylenol with codeine- but whatever works. At least he actually did something other than rock All. Day. Long. So it's only 2:00- I'm hoping things only get better and not worse. Thank you all again for your love, prayers, and support.