|I like visiting Daddy at work ... for the bean bag chairs.|
I'm not sure what you know about Israel but the country kind of shuts down during Passover. It's hard to make medical appointments during the holiday because it's a favorite vacation period.
As I started doing more research on the types of surgeries offered for ptosis, then I became scared. The surgery isn't so scary - it's the recovery that's tough. Yoav will walk around with stitches around his eye and a few puncture marks for a few months. It'll look like we're unfit parents - thankfully I could give two sh*ts about what people think. Some of our neighbors know what's going on, so they won't likely call the Israeli version of CPS.
|Not Yoav. Just a tired puppy.|
I'm also nervous because my Hebrew is terrible. I am not a fan of being judged by doctors who don't understand that when it comes to medical information, I prefer they speak English. Yesterday, I missed some information because the doctor was speaking to Craig in Hebrew. I just sat there with a blank look on my face. To me, there is nothing scarier than having a medical issue occur in a foreign country where you're not fluent in the language.
So, I guess it's not the surgery that scares me. It's the stuff that revolves around the surgery that frightens me. I know Yoav will be OK and I know this is for the best but I'm his Ima (mom) and my job is to worry about him in all kinds of ways.
I'm going to do my best to document Yoav's surgery, post op, recovery and over-all journey. Thanks to another great blogger, I found a ptosis Yahoo group that may come in handy. There are some great blogs out there that document a child's journey with ptosis - I found this blog on congenital ptosis and frontalis sling surgery VERY helpful!
Wish us luck!