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health mia

Last Scheduled Appointment Until Surgery

Today was the last scheduled eye appt before BEG’s cataract surgery next month.  No inflammation AND her eye pressures were better.  🙂  Her cataract is still bad.  Her vision has gotten worse in the left eye.  Right eye is still 20/20, so that’s good.  Lord willing, her vision will improve after the surgery.  I don’t know how long it will take to determine that, but we have a follow-up the very next morning after surgery.  Doc also mentioned today that we would likely still have to do some patching after the surgery.  We are currently doing 4 hours a day – patching her good eye to force her weaker eye to work).

Between the eye appointments, rheumatology appointments, patching, numerous daily eye drops, weekly/biweekly injections, constant trips to the pharmacy, time spent on the phone with Doc offices and Insurance companies, and homeschooling 3 kiddos, we have a lot going on.  I sometimes feel overwhelmed, but I know not to rely on my own strength alone to get us through this season.  I’m always so thankful for the strength and comfort God provides and the many, many prayers He has answered!  Praise God!!!  I’m also so incredibly thankful for all of our dear friends who are faithful to keep our family in their prayers!  We are so abundantly blessed!!!

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health mia

Measuring eyes

BEG had to have some tests run before her cataract surgery next month to measure her eyes.  One of the methods uses this tube that was placed over her eyeball (while her eye was held wide open) and then filled with fluid.  It didn’t look pleasant at all.  Thankfully, she had numbing eye drops put in her eye before these tests.  Another test they did was an ultrasound of her eye.  I never imagined that they would do ultrasounds of an eye!  They used a smaller transducer than they use for prenatal ultrasounds.  They put the gel on the transducer, then put it right on her eyeball.  I was amazed at how she could sit so still through that!  She said her eye felt gooey. 🙂

Her surgery is coming up in less than a month.  She is ready for it.  I hope it will improve her vision, especially at night.  Sometimes her patch time is at night time, and we go for walks at night.  She has to hold on to myself or her Daddy because she can barely see if her good eye is covered.

Her shots are going as well as can be expected.  Some weeks she gets 2 medications, others she just gets 1.  She still cries a little bit when she has to get a shot.  I hate putting her through it, but it seems to be helping.  She hasn’t had inflammation recently.  We have another follow-up tomorrow, so hopefully it’s all good news.    🙂

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home school Kai

He doesn’t want to go to college…

Kai started Kindergarten today.  We are technically starting a year early since he was 12 days shy of the cut off date for this year’s Kindergarten classes, if he was attending public school.  But we homeschool, so we can start early and take our time learning the basics.  🙂  Anyways, when I told him that it was time to start Kindergarten this morning, he smiled, then made a sad face.  I asked him why it was making him sad to start school, since he has been asking about starting Kindergarten for a  while.  He told me that he doesn’t want to start school because then he will have to go to college someday and leave me.  What am I supposed to say to that?!  We got some extra snuggles this morning and then we did some reading and math.  I told him that he can stay with me forever, but that when he’s older, he’ll probably want some time away from Mommy sometimes.  He looked at me like I wasn’t right in the head.  LOL!  I love my sweet snuggly boy to bits!!!!!!