Monday, October 24, 2005

It's All About the Eyes

This week we are focusing on Judah's eyes (and a cold he and Tucker are both trying to fight).

Tuesday, Judah sees Dr. Abrams, one of his opthamologists, who sees him regularly to check his vision, pressures if she is able, and his visual development overall. At our last visit, she recommended patching Judah's right eye for up to two hours a day. I'm happy to report that we did manage to work up to two hours a day which leaves us with greater confidence that Judah is seeing out of his right eye well!

However, upon a recent visit with Judah's neurologist, Dr. Comi expressed concerns that his eyelid may be covering a portion of his pupil, and perhaps adversely effecting his overall visual development. I will mention this to Dr. Abrams tomorrow at our visit with her, and I wonder if she'll recommend having the eyelid surgically lifted. We are certainly praying that won't be the case.

Additionally, Judah is scheduled to have another EUA (evaluation under anesthesia) to acquire an accurate assessment of his glaucoma status on Friday, November 4th. For a myriad of reasons, Lawrence and I would like to postpone this procedure. We would feel most comfortable doing so if Dr. Abrams also felt there was no reason not to postpone the EUA.

Please pray that:

  • Judah and Tucker will recover quickly from their colds without suffering from breathing complications as they have in the past.
  • Judah's vision will look good, and we will be able to postpone his EUA.
  • Judah will not need a lid lift surgery.

Thanks for praying! I may post again this week to let you know what was determined at our visit with Dr. Abrams.

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