Monday, July 6, 2009

Aurora, Colorado

July 4
About five days ago, I had a headache. And it hurt! I started throwing up that night. The next day my left eye was kind of swollen. It’s the same eye that swelled up the other two times. So then I went to the emergency room at the Denver Children’s Hospital. I’ve been here for three days now. I had surgery two days ago.

It made me sad because my eye hurt, and it’s the third time. Whenever the doctors talked about surgery, they said there would be less pain after. I really wanted it. I remember going into the operating room. They put some stuff in that would make me go to sleep. Then my dad said to count down from 10. I got to 7, and then fell asleep!

After the surgery, I remember having a slushee and I liked it. My throat hurt because I had a tube in my throat. The next day my eye didn’t hurt at all. It’s bleeding, but the doctors say it’s normal.

I have a nurse named Whitney, and other nice nurses named Kate, Kim, and Sarah. Dr. McCourt is one of my ophthalmologists and she’s really nice.

There are two things they did in my surgery. One thing is they took out some of my left sinuses so I’ll drain better. The other thing is they had to drain the abscess, and then they put in a stitch.
I’m going to stay here for one more day maybe. Tonight is the Fourth of July and my Dad’s going to spend the night. We’re going to watch fireworks from my window. It’s a good view over Denver, and I can see the mountains.

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