Jesse had a second procedure to clear his clogged tear duct this morning. It went very well, and Jesse was back to his happy, active self very quickly. His procedure was at 8:00, and he was playing outside enjoying the sunshine by 10:00.
An oculoplastic surgeon from Seattle comes to Walla Walla twice a year, so it saves us from having to travel to have these procedures done. This probing was a little more invasive than the last one, with a little more manipulation of the duct. The surgeon is optimistic that this will solve the problem, and he won’t need further intervention. We’ll know in a couple days after the swelling goes down if the procedure worked.
If I’m counting correctly, this was the 7th time in the past 3 years that one of our children was under anesthesia. Thanks to all who keep our family in their prayers … we need it!
(#1: Matthew’s hernia surgery. #2: Matthew’s open heart surgery. #3: Matthew’s tonsils/tubes. #4: Jesse’s 1st tear duct probe #5: Jesse’s tubes #6: Matthew’s sedated hearing test #7: Jesse’s 2nd tear duct probe.)