The operation to suture Ryan’s eyelids mostly shut, called a partial-tarsorrhahpy, has failed in the left eye. Over the past several days the eyelid has opened far beyond what was intended or expected. For all practical purposes, the eye is completely open again.
This means another trip to the eye surgeon’s office as quickly as possible. If the doctor is not able to correct it there (which he probably can not) Ryan will be taken directly to the hospital to repeat the operation. All I can say with certainty at this time is it will happen on or before next Monday. Ah, just another long day in the hospital…
This also means Ryan will go on another dose of antibiotics, something we try to avoid since his treatment for chronic urinary tract infections puts him at high risk of becoming resistant. This would be devastating. On top of this, Ryan will again experience several days of discomfort from the bruising, bleeding, and swelling. Oh, and let’s not forget the havoc the general anesthesia will have on his bowels for days afterwards.
Still, it must be redone. Otherwise he will lose his eyesight (if he even has any now). Moreover, he is at risk losing his eye entirely. Just chalk it up as another devastating effect of traumatic brain injury. It touches EVERY part of the body. The eyes are no exception.