Landon's surgery will be done in 2 parts. First will be the eye measurement and ear tubes. Because the hospital does not stock the implants, the cataract removal and implant placement will take the following week. Each surgery requires a pre-op appointment with the pediatrician for medical clearance as well as follow ups the day after surgery (are you doing the math for the co-pays here?).
The bright side? These are all relatively minor surgeries and the kids can go back to daycare the following day provided they feel okay and, after the follow-up appointment, of course.
Last week, Landon saw a pulmonologist who cleared him for surgery, however until he is seen again in February (yet another appointment), Landon has to stay on oxygen while he sleeps. This means naps and nighttime. The doc said that Landon's O2 sat drops could be due to the lingering effects of the RSV, but the doc said we will investigate that issue further, after we get the cataract surgery taken care of.
So, hopefully this won't put too much of a damper on the celebration of McKayla's 3rd and Landon's 1st birthday (which will include - you guessed it - their well check ups with the doctor). Yep, you read correctly - McKayla will be three in 5 weeks; Landon will be one in 7 weeks. I can't believe it either.