The surgery was the longest day of our lives
Within two days of a routine eye test, our lives had completely changed and Matilda was in surgery. Even on the day of the surgery, she still looked fine. As she walked into the ward hand in hand with her sister, the nurse asked ‘which one of your children is ill’?
We went to the surgery via the disco lift, but suddenly everything became very clinical. Matilda had to be knocked out with morphine to keep her still. She would be completely sedated for 24 hours. The day of the surgery was the longest day of our lives. We were advised to go for a walk whilst the surgery took place.
After a while we tried going for a small walk nearby, but couldn’t face everyone else going about their daily lives, whilst we were in complete agony, not knowing if our Matilda would make it through the surgery and if she did how she would be. We had been warned her motor skills could be affected and she could have paralysis of at least one part of the body.