"Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the LORD." Ps 31:24
Sunday, October 26, 2008
On Saturday we took Suzie to the ophthalmologist to follow up on the development of her eyes. Preemies are at high risk of developing Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). When a baby is born early, their eyes are very underdeveloped, and the oxygen they receive to aid them in breathing can effect the development of the blood vessels in their eyes. Babies with Hydrocephalus are at even higher risk of developing ROP. Suzie currently has stage 2 ROP. We will continue to go back to see the doctor every week until one of two things happens. Either her eyes will correct themselves and she will not need any treatment other than possibly needing glasses later on down the road. Or the ROP will become more aggressive and they would have to do laser surgery to prevent her from becoming blind. Please join us in praying that her eyes would begin to develop so that she does not have endure another surgery. We know that the Lord is in control and yet we also know that He delights in answering our prayers. Thank you for praying and we'll keep you posted!
Kyle and I were married on November 11, 2006. Our precious daughter Suzie Lorraine was born on July 18, 2008, three months before her due date. We have seen God's love so much, especially these past several months. We praise Him for all His many gifts, but most of all for sending His Son to die for our sins.