For some time now we have been trying to get an appointment with Dr. Michael Trese (the best of the best as far as Pediatric Ophthalmology is concerned) in Royal Oak/Detroit, Michigan. As many of you know, Colton is blind due to Grade 4 Retinopathy of Prematurity in both eyes. We have been told that if anything at all can be done to improve (NOT FIX) his eyes, Dr. Trese is the one to see.
Well, the date has been set. We will travel to up north on January 4, 2010 and stay for 2-3 days depending on Dr. Trese's findings. First, Colton will undergo some tests to determine if the portion of retina that is still attached is even working. Then, we will discuss our options as far as surgery is concerned. Colton has some scare tissue blocking his left retina, it is possible the tissue could be removed if it is determined his retina is still working behind all that mess. At best we are hoping for improved vision, not a magical fix, this means reading large print instead of relying solely on braille or walking without assistance as opposed to using a cane. Ultimately, these small things could mean a simpler life for our boy but we know he is quite capable of adapting to life with what tiny fragment of vision he has now, he has already proven that time and time again.
I am not going into this with any hopes or dreams, if something wonderful happens, then great, praise God. If not, well, we just go on living life as we are now, perfectly happy and healthy and full of love, praise God for that too.
***On a side note, please pray for good weather, we are driving. k? Thanks.
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