We just got the packet from Zoe’s ophthalmologist’s office with “Information you need to know about your surgery.” Which isn’t too helpful since Zoe isn’t doing much reading yet. I blame her farsightedness – it makes it difficult for her to focus on the fine print. That and the fact that she isn’t 2 yet, and can’t read.
The bad news is that we have to show up to the eye institute where the procedure will be done at 5:30 AM. Ugh. The good news about that is that the surgery is early in the morning so that Zoe will be asleep for most of the eating restrictions. She is allowed clear liquids, which includes jello, up to 3 hours before surgery, but that means she would have to have it before 4:30 AM, and I’m not about to wake up that early just for a jello snack.
The toughest to follow will probably be the post-surgery restrictions. Zoe will have to wait 24 hours after the procedure before she can:
- drive a car
- operate power tools
- drink alcohol
- make important decisions
- sign her name
damn! I was really hoping she’d be able to drive me home so that I could take a valium during her surgery.