Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ruby

Tomorrow morning (Thursday) we take our daughter in for eye surgery. Everything should be fine, it's not a particularly difficult procedure, it is being performed by a great doctor in a great hospital—but it is my little girl, it is her eyes, those gorgeous blue eyes, and she has to be out for a couple hours, which is always dicey for little kids.

She has really had a tough year and has seen way too much of the inside of the U-M hospital—but she is so brave and I am so proud of her.

Send your positive energy, in whatever form you choose, towards Ann Arbor and my little girl tomorrow—we'll use some and spread the rest around.

Thanks,
Matt (it just seems dumb to say Mr. Furious...)

3 comments:

Toast said...

Good luck, Ruby. :-)

If you don't mind my asking, what's the issue with her eye(s)?

Mr Furious said...

From Rachel's mass email this morning...

Good Morning,

Just wanted to let you all know that today is the day Ruby is going in for her eye surgery. This is a relatively common procedure and we are comfortable with her opthamologist and the need for the surgery at this point. This is to correct her eye alignment and hopefully stop her drifting. If we put off this surgery it is likely that she would lose the vision in her left eye.

Ruby, is as usual, being a total trooper about this. Our only concerns are the length of general anesthesia and the intubation that goes along with it. This didn't go well with her MRI in December. If you think of it please send her some positive thoughts around noon. I will send out an update when we come home tonight.

Love,
Rachel


I'll elaborate and give an update later, we're getting ready to head out.

Smitty said...

Good luck Ruby and family. Positive thoughts abound from the Smitty family.