Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mikan will have eye surgery tomorrow night (Friday) at 7:15 pm. It should take about 2 to 3 hours. He has stage 3 retinopathy of prematurity. The success rate of the surgery is 50%. Their is a 10% complication rate with the laser which could lead to blindness. If surgery is not successful, another laser surgery might be necessary, or a retinal detachment surgery might be necessary in Chicago. We'll probably know this within a couple weeks of tomorrow night's surgery.

We continue to thank everyone for your support. If surgery goes well, and he seems okay, then extubation would be soon to follow the surgery. (Hopefully Saturday or Sunday)

5 comments:

jkhenson said...

We're praying for positive things all around! The Henson Family

Life in the Bend said...

I'm sorry to hear surgery will be necessary. Mikan will be in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

Aunt Deb said...

I wish him well with his surgery and hope the extubation is a success. You continue to be in my thoughts.

anastasiaK said...

Go get 'em, Mikan! We're thinking of you!!!! Hugs all around from the Krutulis Crew!

Mary Ann said...

Hopefully everything will go well but Aunt Katie wants you to know that if you need to go to Chicago, you have a place to stay....