Saturday, February 21, 2009
Surgery for Taylor
It's time for an update. Yes, Taylor has to have eye surgery. BUT, I want to tell you about what your prayers have done.
Our last visit to the eye doctor was disheartening. We thought we would be able to get around the cataract in her eye with glasses, at least for a bit of time. That isn't going to happen. The best that her eye is correctable is to 20/200 WITH glasses. The cataract is too much of an obstruction. Added to that, Miss Invincible, who thinks she can do anything, is damaging her left eye due to the strain that she is placing on it.
Something had to be done.....NOW.
The hope was a new lens. A MANMADE lens. And a surgery that will cost upwards of $5000.00.
I have been a single mom for ever and I do not have medical insurance. The eye doctor has been kind enough to allow me to make payments but this was daunting.
And then...........A miracle................YOUR miracle. The one that so many of you praying out there made happen.
I got a call yesterday from the office manager at the eye doctor's office and she was elated!
The eye surgeon will be donating his time.
The Children's Volunteer Health Network (for those of you looking for a good charity) will be paying the surgery center .
And the Manufacturer of the lens:
Will be donating the lens.
And it's not any lens! It's a brand spanking new type of lens!
In the past, when people had lens replacement surgery, they still had to wear glasses for seeing things near to them. The lens didn't expand and retract with the eye. This one does.
Tay will have approximately 48 hrs of discomfort and when that is over, she will have 20/20 vision again! There aren't even any sutures!
The only possible downfall is, that maybe by the time Taylor is 50 or 60, she may develop glaucoma. That is a chance we are very willing to take. She will have most of her life that she will be able to see, and possibly by then, they will have a cure for that too!
All this....................from prayers.
Isn't God just amazing???????
And so are all of you!