We noticed a squishy bump on the side of Tru’s eye about a year ago. The pediatricians thought it was a displaced blob of fat (from getting hit on the eye brow by a cowboy boot – courtesy Max). But after talking with our Optometrist (our Bishop), a pediatric Ophthalmologist, and an Ocular Surgeon, they quickly determined that it was a dermoid cyst. They said if we didn’t take it out now, the mass would continue to grow and could cause eye problems in the future. Today was surgery day for little Tru.
Jimmy and Tru had to leave the house about 5:30 to be at LDS Hospital at 6 a.m. Truman’s surgery was at 7:30 and it took about 45 minutes. He couldn’t eat or drink anything after midnight so by 7:30, he was one hungry baby.
The doctor brought the orbital mass out to show Jimmy after the surgery. It was about the size of a small marble and was white. The surgery consisted of making a small incision on the crease of his eyelid (to reduce noticeable scarring) and remove the cyst. Here’s Truman in recovery resting and waking up from the anesthesia.
You can see how happy he is about his eye patch and surgery here. Upon returning home, all he wanted to do is run around. A semi-sedated, drugged, one-eyed 15-month-old running/stumbling/falling = NOT SAFE. Poor little Tru was not a happy tot. He kept hitting, pinching, and scratching us because he was so upset. Eating a tasty omelet and orange juice helped him temporarily. And then finally when the Tylenol-Codeine kicked in, he fell fast asleep.
We have yet to see his eye since we’re supposed to leave the eye patch on as long as possible. We’ll post more updates when we have more photos.
We love you Tru! Heal well!