Wednesday, January 21, 2009

News on Maddie

Maddie and Ian accidentally ran headlong into each other on Sunday night. The top of Ian's head caught Maddie right on the cheekbone.

We thought maybe she had a slight concussion but after a CT scan Monday morning, we have found out that she has fractured a bone in her cheek.

We had an appointment with the surgeon, Dr. Zadoo on Monday afternoon. He said she has fractured the very fragile bone that supports the eyeball. If it was just the fractured bone, he would just let it heal on its own. In Maddie's case, it seems like the eye muscle is getting caught in the fracture, making it painful to move her eye up and down.

We got to the hospital at 6 a.m. this morning and they took Maddie into surgery at about 7:30. The surgeon came out at about 8:30 and said everything had gone well. He said the fracture was more like a ledge and he was a little concerned that the fracture might have scraped or ripped her eye muscle. He said we will just have to keep an eye on it. He put some sort of absorbable thing over the fracture so that the muscle won't rub anymore or get caught.

We are home now and plan to sleep the day away!

Keep us in your prayers!

9 comments:

Soukies said...

(((Maddie))) I hope you heal quickly! Eat lots of icecream, that always makes me feel better lol!

Lynn

Renee said...

poor maddie. i hope all goes well with the eye muscle staying put. poor girl. hope you all get some well deserved rest today.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

(((hugs))) to Maddie...sounds like she's been through quite a bit in the last few days. Hope she has a restful few days and heals up quickly.

Carolyn said...

Ouch! Prayers are going up for Maddie and for you...I hope she heals quickly!

Julie said...

Poor baby! I hope there was no damage to the muscle.

Kathie said...

I hope Maddie recovers quickly and you can put this behind you .
Kathie

Julie in the Barn said...

Nines told me about poor Maddie's broken cheek, I'm sending healing thoughts her way for a speedy recovery. Feel better soon, Maddie.

Lynn Dykstra said...

What an experience! It will make a good story someday (far off) but what a lot of worry for now!

Julia said...

Oh poor Maddie! Hope that is heals well and that she has not lasting adverse affects. (((((hugs & prayers)))))