Thursday, November 29, 2007

Black Cat

Lindy left for Duke around 10:15am this morning. Drew got in the car and headed to Durham as well. He caught up with the ambulance in Durham, quite close to the hospital. As they were coming off the highway, there was a black cat on the side of the road. The ambulance had to slow down because the cat decided to cross the road. We all know that when a black cat crosses your path it can cause bad luck. Just what Lindy needed today, more bad luck.

After checking out her eyes, they discovered the left eye still has an area that is raised, but it is not threatening the macula. Therefore they will just continue to watch it.

Unfortunately the right eye still has some post-operative blood in it. They will be readmitting Lindy to Duke so that the surgeon can wash the blood out. The hope was that the blood would resolve itself, but three weeks out of surgery, it has not done so. The doctor said with adults she would just allow it to go away on it's own, but with babies it can block too much of the development of their vision. Therefore she feels it is necessary to wash the blood out of her eye.

They will do the procedure tomorrow morning, early, around 7am. It's back to the OR, for lets see, the 8th time. 8 times in 4 months. We don't know any kind of time frame for how long they will keep her.

Maybe one day Lindy will grow up and win the lottery. She's had enough bad luck to last her a lifetime and yet it just keeps coming. Somewhere in her life I hope she hits the good luck jackpot because she certainly deserves it.