New Glasses Prescription: Button Removed

I don’t think I can say enough GREAT things about today! OLOL children’s surgery/pre op/post op/child life team is AMAZING! This was Demi’s 6th time under anesthesia and this was by far our best experience! They updated us multiple time during her very quick procedure and were just overly considerate and kind. Demis post op…

Final Post Op Visit: EUA this Friday

Demi’s right eye is looking great! Her retina has settled right where it needs to be! She seems to really be using her right eye a lot and bringing items towards her right eye to see them better!! On Friday, she will go under anesthesia again to have her new prescription determined! We are expecting…

Post op: Visit 2

Demis eye is healing well! Her retina is settling back where it should be. Her doctor mentioned the possibility of vision she could gain. We knew that was always a possibility and expected it but it’s wonderful to hear he sees the potential at this point! We will start decreasing her eye drops and antibiotic…

Post op Visit 1

Demi’s eye had a little more inflammation than her surgeon wanted to see, but her lens is still clear! Praise Jesus! We would have typically gone back to see him again 4 weeks post op but he bumped us up a little. He still seems confident in her recovery I just think he is being…

Post op appointment: #1

Demi will have about 3 post op appointments until we can say her eye is healing without developing a cataract. Today, post op appt 1, she did amazing. She tolerated the patch and tape removal with hardly a sound. We put dilating drops in her eye and she was a champ! Her doctor said she…

Surgery Success: Recovery is a Process

Surgery was successful. Dr. Chang was able to do what he wanted without removing her lens. He is concerned about the risk of her developing a cataract as a potential complication of surgery. If she does, he will remove the lens in a few weeks. We are praying that doesn’t happen! She has a bubble…

Demi is in surgery

I was informed late yesterday evening that Demi was bumped back a little. After speaking with her doctor there was an emergency surgery that pushed us back. I told Dr. Chang, “your hands are just warmed up now!” They took her back right at 8:45. She had a little oral sedative that didn’t really do…

Surgery #2: Praying for the Right Eye

The time has come and we are headed for surgery #2 to repair Demi’s retina in the right eye. The stakes are higher this time because she uses her right eye for most of her vision. However, the risk is lower this time because the right eye is much less complex than the left eye….

Sawyer’s 6th Birthday

Today is Sawyer‘s sixth birthday. That’s six years since she’s gained her wings. Six years since I’ve seen her face. Six years since I kissed her cheeks. And six years of memories made without her presence here on earth. Lastly, six years spent with Pops. Every parent knows that feeling when you see your first…

Pregnancy Loss: Memories Gained

Every year a memory pops up on Facebook. It’s the picture we took at our friends house right before Christmas. Every year I find I feel the same way. I love seeing the joy and excitement in our faces. I love the naivety and innocence about pregnancy that we possessed at that time. Even though…