Wednesday, May 30, 2007

More Progress

One month after her left eye surgery, Andrea was examined by Grand Rounds again at Texas Children Hospital. Her left eye has straightened out, just like the doctors expected it to, but she is still seeing an overlapping image from her left eye. At least it is better than the double image that she was seeing before. We've also been back to the U of H Eye Institute where Andrea got what she calls her "really cool" (not!) eye glasses that she uses only when she drives. After a year and a half, she is starting to drive again on familiar streets and is doing well.
Praise God for another step forward in the healing process.
Thank you so much for your prayers.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today is Andrea's 1 year old birthday. A year ago today she received her sister's marrow which saved her life and gave her a fresh start. When you look back at all the little things that she has gone through since, you realize that her life itself is the most important thing we have. Unfortunately she has to receive a bone marrow biopsy this morning at 10AM, so pray for her to be without any pain. What a wonderful birthday present? I don't know how see does it, but she takes everything like it is no big deal. Get me in there and I would be fighting and screaming. Don't forget the other new post below that covers the eye surgery she had last week.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Still Working On It (Perseverance)

On April 30, the specialist operated on 3 of the 6 left eye muscles to try to eliminate double vision. Andrea's left eye would tend to drift left and he wanted to align it straight to get rid of double vision. She said this last eye surgery is the worst of all eye surgeries to recover from. When she took off her patch, her eye was swollen shut. After a few days when she could open it, the eye was blood red and the conjuctiva (the outer clear layer that protects the eye) was swollen and raised over her iris. Because of this, it felt like there was something foreign in her eye at all times. Now, her eye is feeling better but the redness is still there. Instead of two separate images, now the objects are overlapping each other. The eye tends to look inward now, but by the end of the month at the Grand Rounds again with all the doctors, her surgeon anticipates it will staighten out more. We just pray that the overlapping images will come together competely and that her eyes will align properly.
Again we appreciate your prayers. Words cannot express how much your prayers mean to us.