Friday, 3 June 2011

Anaesthetic - pah!

Well that was certainly an interesting experience! My EUA- examination under anaesthetic-  was supposed to be only under gas anaesthetic as i'm so difficult to canulise(?) but eye doc wasn't happy because of it giving false pressure readings.

So I was given oral meds for hr and half later I decided to give in and fall asleep ..... for half an hr!! Then was topped up with midazolam which didn't work so they ended up using a smaller dose of the gas to put me under anyway. by which time we'd been at the hosp 6hrs and I was starving hungry- so was mummy. (Daddy was at home with Luke as he has a bad cold- daddy that is...not Luke)

The good news is-  my pressure readings were fine no drops required . I came round really quickly and had 9oz of milk. Mummy found out that some sedatives have the opposite effect - it's called paradoxical effect!! Everyone at the hospital was certainly amazed that I managed to stay awake after 2 lots of sedation.

 Next stop orthoptics and optometry!! which apparently means i get tested to see if i need glasses.

All this and it was my big brother's 3rd birthday today. Never a dull moment in the Doveston household!!

1 comment:

  1. Busy day indeed!!! What a faff with the sedation!! A whole 9oz of milk? You must have been a hungry boy!