It was emotionally draining to say the least! Luckily my sweet friend Haley had brought her daughter who is Brynnes very closest friend to the hospital with a HUGE basket of goodies!
Clara kept Brynne distracted and Haley helped calm my nerves. It also gave me a break from reading about the Winks Fairies to Brynne. My voice was hoarse! They left just as Brynne was finally about to start her IV. She was asleep curled up next to Jeff within minutes. Shortly thereafter Jeff headed home to sleep and I did my best to get some rest on the fold out chair/bed next to my girl.
When the surgeon came out after the procedure was finished I think I finally relaxed for the first time in at least 36 hours. It couldn't have gone any better. The muscle and tissue in her lids had no deterioration as we had kind of expected. It was just a matter of muscle strength. I need to look into getting an occupational therapist who can give us some exercises to do with her to build those muscles so that she can keep those lids up for as long as possible.