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…

Headed Home

Demi did so well! When they took her to the OR she never woke up from her nap. They were able to sedate her from her nap so no crying or fear for her! The doctor was able to see what he wanted. He said that her eyes are definitely better than when we started,…

Demi is in the OR

Demi is in the back with her team. They will put her to sleep then give her an IV. She was sleeping in our room before she left. So she actually didn’t know she left us. Oh and Brandon was allowed back with me! About an hour in to waiting, I found out he was…