Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Update on Bristyn/ Bristyn's Surgery

This picture was taken on October 9, 2009. While I was in California with the kids, Bristyn woke up one morning with a droopy eyelid, in getting it taken care of we ended up in the hospital for a couple of days. Ryan flew in on Thursday after he found out that we had been admitted to the hospital. Both of Bristyn's Grandmas and her Great Grandma were able to come see us in the hospital and it sure was nice to have them come. The first step was to order a full-body MRI. A cyst was found in the eye area. Next was to be a CT Scan that could take closer pictures of the cyst. After about a bazillion times trying to get an IV, we went downstairs to have the CT done. The syringe, with iodine (for contrast to get better images), was way bigger than the IV line could handle. It was a no go- back upstairs to try for another IV. Long story short this mom had had more than she could handle, it was agreed that Bristyn was not in immediate danger, and we were discharged with orders to follow up with an ophthalmologist and get a CT scan ordered. We were discharged on Saturday, drove home Sunday, met with the ophthalmologist on Tuesday, and the CT scan was scheduled for Nov. 4th. From there we met with the oculoplastic surgeon and it was determined that the cyst needed to be removed. That surgery happened this morning. A HUGE, VERY BIG thank you to my visiting teachers for keeping my other children overnight for us, thanks Joyce and Tami- I love you! Everything went well, Bristyn is recovering fine and by the end of the day the thing that she was most upset about is that Ryan and I would not let her run around wherever she wanted to go. She was talking and laughing and eating, such a relief! These pictures are very shocking- it is important to note that when she recovers fully you will hardly be able to notice the scar from her incision as it is in the crease of her eyelid.
This picture was taken about 10:30 this morning when we first got home.


These two were taken about 6:30 tonight just before bed.

13 comments:

Barnes Family said...

Oh my goodness!! Poor little oney and poor Mommy and Daddy! That is so so so sad.. I'm glad that she is going to be fine and that they were able to take care of her little eye. What a cutie pie she is!
Love you guys!
Merry Christmas!!

Brooke Briggs said...

Wow! I was not expecting those pictures! Poor thing. Even with all that she's still beautiful. We'll pray for a quick recovery! Love you guys. We'll miss you this christmas.

Mark said...

poor little girl! i'm glad she's feeling well though. and can i just say...she's a clone of carson!

Cheryl said...

um, that last comment was me. i guess my brother in law was signed into my computer. haha.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish I could have been there for you today!! What a Princess she is...you can still see her sparkle in her other eye...she is such a cutie. This Grandma's heart just aches that Bristyn had to go through that ordeal. Aren't we thankful for fasting and prayer? Can't wait to wrap my arms around all of you...just four days!! Love you, Love you!! Grandma Karla Mom

maren bosley said...

Thanks for the update Darice! What a blessing that the surgery went well and she is feeling good. Keep us updated and have a great christmas!
love you!
maren

Trevs Navy Wife said...

What a brave little girl!! Sometimes it's shocking how brave they can be!
Much love,
Trev, Marla, Katrina, Aidan & babyB

Jon, Amber, Caleb, and Skyler said...

I'm glad the surgery went well! Both you and she are real troopers!

Watson Family said...

I'm so glad Bristyn's surgery went well!!! She is so brave and beautiful, as are you!

Bridgette said...

I am so glad things went well! What a relief. I hope it continues down that path & she heals up nicely...those pictures ARE shocking. You should get a picture of Bristyn with Pierce. His eye looks pretty similar right now.

Rachel said...

Glad everything went okay - what a scary ordeal!

Lewis Family said...

Oh poor thing. It is amazing how well they handle that kind of stuff. It looks so painful though!

Sara said...

WOW that looks horrible! Good Luck with everything, and she is adorable!!! Love, sara