Our appointment with the ophthalmologist on Tuesday went okay. The ROP in her eyes has not gotten any worse but it hasn't gotten any better either. The doctor decided that he wants to go ahead and give Suzie the laser surgery since her eyes are not getting better and she is so far past her due date. We were concerned about a complication with our insurance as I had recently switched groups and wasn't sure if my new group would authorize the surgery. But the Lord is so faithful and He provided for us to be able to switch back to our former group for the time being. So we are waiting to get a surgery date from the doctor, but Lord willing we will get it taken care of some time next week. The surgery is much less invasive than her prior two surgeries. They will give her gas to make her sleepy and she will need to stay in the hospital overnight to have her breathing and heart rate monitored. It will take less than an hour and the doctor says she has an excellent chance of having great vision, although she may lose about 5% of her peripheral vision from the surgery. She will most likely be near sighted and need glasses. God has been so faithful with our little one thus far and there is no reason for us to not completely trust Him with this next hurdle; however, it is of course difficult for us to have to see our sweet little girl go through another surgery. We do appreciated your prayers and will let you know when we have a date set!
On a positive note, our appointment with the Neurosurgeon went great! Suzie's shunt is working well and she is past the risk of infection. He also informed me that he placed enough tubing in her that she will not need any sort of revision unless her shunt malfunctions somewhere down the line (which is a definite possibility). But we are so thankful to God for how well our little girl is doing.
Thanks for keeping up with us! We are so blessed:)
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