Happy New Year!


What a wonderful way to start the new year by having to take your son to the hospital for an MRI and surgery...

Matthew's MRI is now scheduled for Monday, January 5th at 11:00 a.m. The surgery is not scheduled for the same day because the eye surgeon decided that in case something unusual was seen and something needed to be done, he wanted to have some time for that to take place before he did the surgery. So, with that being said, Matthew's eye surgery is scheduled for January 14th at 10:30 a.m.

Since he needs to be put under anesthesia for the MRI and the surgery, he will be staying in the hospital for 24 hours each time, but possibly longer after the eye surgery. Please pray that the MRI goes well and they don't find anything wrong and that his eye surgery goes smoothly without complications.

His eye surgery has to be done sooner than later because of the time limit that is on the buckle that is currently around his eye. This buckle was put around his eye back on September 27th when they first did the vitrectomy (where they remove the vitreous fluid in the eye) The buckle should only be around the eye for 3 to 4 months at the most so it needs to come off now. During this next eye surgery they are going to remove the buckle, remove the lens that is clouded, remove the vitreous fluid again so they can repair the retina if possible, then close it up for now. They will put a synthetic lens in his eye later down the road, but for now we may end up having to put a contact lens on his eye everyday until the new lens is put in. (this could be up until he is 3 or 4 years old)

We'll keep you updated on his status and the results of the MRI and surgery. I hope that all of you had a safe and wonderful New Year's celebration.

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