Ainsley's day started off with me cleaning crusted blood streaks off her cheeks.The swelling actually appeared worse but I think it just changed and maybe the upper lids are sagging down because there is less fluid, I'm assuming that's what the streaks were. The bruises are turning yellow so that that's a good sign that she's healing. After her eye ointment treatment, Tylenol and a cold compress she wasn't thrilled. She was back to being grumpy and clingy because her eyes were shut. I don't know, perhaps the eyelashes flipped back in again but I can't spread the eye enough to be sure because I'm afraid of tearing the corner of her eye.
I'm back to thinking maybe the lashes just aren't there. My fear is that he shortened her eyelids too much and she's going to have small funny looking eyes. I'm really trying to keep the faith and just wait until the swelling is down but I did have a freak out moment. The doctor said it'll probably be 3 months before we really know what it's going to look like. 3 MONTHS?! I'm not a patient enough person for that. It's really hard not to look and try to imagine what her eyes are going to look like. They are her EYES. It's kind of important. I think 3 months is a gross overestimation. I suspect we'll have a pretty good idea by next week and within a month at the most. Any changes that happen in months 2 & 3 are probably going to be barely noticeable.
We have an appointment at 3:30 tomorrow for the surgeon to look at the area that came apart. It looks a little better than it did because it's not a fresh incision, and the swelling has decreased since we first called him about it. I'm not sure if there is anything he'll be able to do, but I hope he can get it back a little tighter in place so it heals in a nice thin scar.
She's still sleeping in our bed because her head needs to be elevated to reduce swelling and she normally sleeps on her tummy or side which is very scary in her current condition. Holding her hand while she sleeps was sweet at first but I'm getting tired and would just like a good night's sleep. Hopefully when we wake up her eyes will look better.