Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good News!!!

First off, my apologies for not keeping up on this blog! I've had a block...

Earlier this year, we were given the news that "they" had decided not to open Callie's left eyelid, stating that the risks would outweigh the benefits! This meant that Callie WOULD, if she hadn't already, lose the vision of the left eye eventually! Very hard news to take, which I had still not accepted.

Just last week she had a routine visit to her opthamologist. She will be wearing glasses, which Ashley is picking up today, and the idea of surgically suspending her left lid was brought up again!!! The doctor was suggesting that this might require a cornea transplant, so we took Callie to her cornea specialist the next morning. He said that he is very very pleased with the way her cornea looks and that she will not be needing a cornea transplant at this time and that he saw now reason why she should not be able to have a partial lid suspension!!! We have yet to hear the final word from her opthamologist, but Callie does have an appointment with the surgeon in September to set up one or both of the surgeries.

Also, another surgery will be set up to work with the two out of six muscles that work in her right eye to help her to be able to track inwards, where now she can track almost to midline and out. This will make it to where she doesn't have to turn her head to see straight ahead of herself.

I'm not a fan of having my baby undergo surgery, but I am excited about the good that can come from them for her in the long run!

As always, your thoughts, prayers, love and support continue to be felt and appreciated. Please forgive me for my inadequacy in showing this. May God pour out His choicest blessings on each of you now and always!!!

ALL Our Love & Gratitude,

Callie, Ashley, Dana & the rest of the Butler Family!!!