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Wednesday Update: 06/20/07

It’s the day after Matt’s second eye surgery and he is taking it easy on the couch. He has to lay with an ice pack on his eyes for these first 24-48 hours to help with the swelling. I won’t subject you to up close pictures like I did after his first surgery…but he actually looks a little better this time around. So far, the results are good. The doctor used an adjustable suture this time on one muscle of his right eye. They actually left the suture in there with the string hanging out the corner of Matt’s eye. After Matt was awake and recovering, they came in to test and measure his eyes and make the final adjustments. They made 3 final tweaks after which the doctor was very pleased with the results. He said that they got everything that they could have hoped for out of the surgery, now the rest it up to Matt’s body and brain. It will be a matter of healing and time. The alignment of Matt’s eyes looks great, both vertically and horizontally…which in theory should alleviate the double vision…the question is can Matt’s brain put the images together. Already Matt’s response has been pretty positive. He said that his vision is not bad and that he only sees double every now and then. Right now he can’t tell if his eyes are working together, or if he’s only seeing out of one (because the right lid is pretty swollen). The movements look great though, and I am just keeping my fingers crossed for him. We go back next Monday for a follow up…and I just pray for good results! In the meantime, he’s just taking it easy and getting some rest. This first few days will be long and boring for him, laying with the ice packs on his eyes, but this time around I think we know better what to expect and are more prepared to be patient.

In other news, I THINK we have finally nailed down the lot on which to build our new house!!!!! The past few weeks we’ve been waiting on the developer to ok the house plans and I talked to our builder today and he’s pretty confident it’s going to go through! The partners of the development meet tomorrow to finalize approval, but it sounds like that is the only thing standing in our way of actually putting the plan into motion!! WHA-WHO!!!!! We are SO excited to get that underway! It will be SO wonderful when we finally get moved!
Thanks for all the prayers yesterday…I just pray that the end result is as great as we hoped!

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