The procedure didn't take long (about 20-25 minutes) and when the Dr. came out to tell us he was out of surgery he said that Milo's tear ducted would never have come unblocked by it's self and that the blockage was so thick and hard that it bent the tool he was using when he put it in there. That made me feel better because I was beating myself up a little thinking that if I had fought Milo more and massaged his tear duct more he could have been spared surgery. But the Dr. said that he definitely needed it and there was nothing I could have done.
Milo has been sleepy and wanted to be held all day long so we have been switching out holding and rocking him. He woke up for his nap at 3:00 running a 102.4 degree fever. I called the Dr. and they said that was a normal reaction to the anesthesia and to just give him Tylenol. So I did and stripped he down to his diaper and rocked him for two hours. Two hours later I took his temperature again and the fever still hadn't broken so I called his Pediatrician and they said he could have Motrin and to alternate Tylenol and Motrin through the night to keep his fever down. About an hour and a half after I gave him the Motrin his fever is now down to 99.6 and he is feeling well enough to get down out of our laps and play a little.
I will be so glad when this day is over and Milo eye and nose stop leaking bloody tears. I hate looking at them. That paired with his major need to cuddle makes me think he must not feel good.
"Mama, it's way to early to be in my carseat."
He eventually got so tired that he laid his head down on my shoulder and didn't want to be put down after that for that whole day.
The surgical nurse coming to take Milo back to surgery. It was harder than I could have imagined to watch a stranger take my baby away to have surgery even thought I knew that this surgery was not that big a deal in the grand scheme of things.
The peanut gallery (Nanny, Papa, Memaw and Pepa) brought us doughnuts and came to offer their support. It was so sweet of them and I am grateful.
He pretty much stayed in this position all day. He would start wailing and clinging to my shirt when I tried to set him down. He just wanted to nurse or suck on his paci and rock.
They said that his eye would probably leak like that for about 24 hours. When we got home it started coming out of his nose. They said that was really common though.