Thursday, December 30, 2010

Prayer Request

Next Wednesday, Jan 5, Camille is scheduled to have eye surgery.


She doesn't do it all the time, but these pictures give examples of how her eyes diverge when looking at a distance.....especially if she is also looking up.  The surgery pulls in a tiny muscle from beside each eye, forcing her eyes inward....and hopefully also forcing them to work together.  Her ophthalmologist said her vision is actually quite good, but her eyes are not working together.  The longer we wait, the more her brain is engrained with the compensation of shutting off one eye so she doesn't see two images.

She will be put under general anesthesia and will come home after a few hours.  She should be "herself" within 24 hours.  We may notice her eyes overcompensating by turning inward for a short time, but that should correct in 48 hours.  The surgery has an 85% chance of working.  If it doesn't work, she may need a second surgery. 

Please pray with us that Camille's surgery will go well...
1.  That she will not have any complications from the anesthesia
2.  That the Lord will guide the surgeon's hands
3.  That the surgery will work
4.  That Patrick and I will have peace that the Lord is in control through the whole process.
5.  That with the myriad of illnesses flying around, she will be healthy before and after surgery.

10 comments:

Mari said...

I have never noticed this on your pictures. I'll certainly be praying for her and you and Patrick too.

Alana said...

Oh, I know that is hard a Mama's heart. I will be praying for you guys!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Praying for your little one. I had to live on wine to sleep prior to K's surgery :) Having put two babies on the operating table, I know how tough it is, even for "minor" surgeries.

Just Mom said...

I'm praying, and will continue to.

It's good you're catching this early, Lynn.

(((hugs)))

~Ginger said...

Just read an awesome update of another blogging friend's son who recently had the surgery. Great success! You know your little princess will be in my prayers.

krista said...

Praying for you all! ♥

jj said...

Oh, sweet thing!

Simply Sara said...

praying for you guys!

Jen said...

It's always hard to put your child under anesthesia, especially when you're pregnant and already emotional. I remember doing that twice when Ryan was a little younger than Camille. I'll be thinking of you and praying for all of you this week!

Amber said...

Hi! Camille is so pretty! My daughter also has strabismus (caught at around 18 months, she is now two and a half years old and doing great). I will be following Camille's story and wish you all the best!