Friday, December 5, 2008

A Very Hard Recovery

{This picture is from the day of her surgery.}

The procedure that Callie underwent on Wednesday was to have her eyes opened up. It is done in a way that it can be reversed and basically it makes it to where her eyes are open all the time. Eventually they should settle and she'll be able to get them mostly closed.

For now however it is frustrating to her. When she is tired she tries to get her hands on them to force them closed. And all through the day it is a challenge to keep her from scratching and grabbing at them. Because they won't close on her own, she can't blink. This means she has to have ointment put in her eyes every hour to keep them moisturized. Another thing that she's not so pleased about.

We are praying and fasting that she will start to find this easier to deal with. Please continue to keep Callie in your prayers.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

With Eyes Wide Open

Callie's surgery went very well this morning. In fact she is already back home!
Her right eye looks awesome! You can tell that she can see so much better...and easier. It's sure nice to see those pretty eyes again. Her left eye wasn't opened quite as wide as the right because there is still a lot of healing to be done. You can see her retinal damage now and see just how good she has scratched her little eye.
We look forward to her continued healing and know that she will make good use of her "new" eyes! I will wait to post a picture until her eyes and the incisions have had a little more time to heal.
Thank you so much to everyone who continues to pray for our little Callie girl.
We love you all!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Surgery Day

{The night before her surgery}

By the time most of you read this, Callie will probably have already entered the surgery room. The procedure is scheduled to begin at 6:30 in the morning and last around two hours.
Please keep her in your prayers.
We pray that the surgeons will blessed as they work on her and that the procedure will bring about positive changes for our little California.
Her eyes will be "shockingly open" for the first few weeks but will gradually find a more natural position. She will definitely be wide eyed this Christmas! :)
There are so many positive things that can come from this surgery. Things that will benefit Callie and help her continue to progress in her rehabilitation therapy. We look forward to more great things for this special lady.
I will let you all know how the surgery goes.
Thank you so much for your prayers and concern.