This past Thursday, both Josh and Zach had eye surgery. A couple of years ago, they had the same surgery done. Unfortunately, they started to cross their eyes again. So after trying various things to correct it (like patching), our doctor suggested that we do surgery again to correct it. We have a fantastic doctor and trust his judgment so we went ahead with it. We are just keeping our fingers crossed that it will work this time!! There is a 91% chance that it will work- fingers crossed!!
I can not say enough nice things about Children's hospital and how wonderful they were to us! They put us in adjoining rooms so we could all be together. That was a concern of mine. I wanted to be able to be next to both of them. And they made that possible for me. The nurses explained EVERYTHING to the boys (and us), showed them pictures of the operating room and what the doctor and nurses will look like with their masks on, etc. to help calm their nerves. They even showed them their masks to put them to sleep and let them touch an IV. So wonderful!!
Zach was cracking everyone up. He kept telling everyone that he was Josh. He is such a goof ball. They have discovered the advantages of being identical!! Look out!!!
Surgery went well. No complications. And the boys did great. The doctor and the hospital each gave them a stuffed animal. So they got two stuffed animals. Very exciting!! Here is Zach with Stinky the skunk and no name teddy bear.
Now onto the real challenge! They are supposed to do VERY little until Tuesday. sigh. If you know of any ways to keep 3 six year old boys clam and do nothing- I am ALL EARS!! :) After Monday, they can go back to school but can't do recess or PE or sports of any kind for 2 weeks. I feel a little guilty about the sports thing. They are playing soccer and will miss a game and 2 practices. Considering my boys make up almost half the team....yikes. But what can I do? I am not going to risk their recovery for it.
So I have been trying to come up with ideas that are fun...but not too dirty or that require much physical activity. Yesterday we "made" crayons. It was fun. I had them pick some colors they wanted their new crayon to be and peeled off the paper.
On a side note- since surgery Zach doesn't want to wear his glasses anymore. The doctor did say that is a possibility and he may not need them. We will find out for sure in 6 weeks. Josh wants to wear his glasses but looks over the tops of them. So I don't think he needs his anymore either. Good luck to everyone to try and figure them out! hee hee hee