Thursday, April 25, 2013

Our grandson, Liam, had surgery last Friday to tighten the muscles in his eyes to prevent them from crossing.  Our poor little guy is just terrified of going to the doctor, so he begins crying when we enter the doctor's office and doesn't stop until he is safely back in his car seat in the car.  Needless to say, this gets to be a little unnerving!  Imaging how much screaming he did when we arrived at Cardinal Glennon as instructed 2 1/2 hours before his scheduled surgery.  Once the doctors and nurses in Pre-Op had their fill of his unwavering screaming they suggested a sedation they called Baby Valium - it had a formal name, but I can't remember it.  Emily and I were relieved that Liam's crying would stop.  

The drug was in liquid form, and of course, Liam threw almost all of it back up since he'd been crying for so long.  Our first thought was, "Oh no!  Now it won't work."  But two minutes later we began recording the following videos.  Poor Liam could barely remember the words to Ring Around the Rosie or figure out how to play Pat-A-Cake!  It's impossible not to have a chuckle!

It was quite a trying day, but Liam's eyes look great!