Marilyn is GREAT! Her optic nerve pressures were 10 and 12- NORMAL RANGE! Her eye growth is normal, and her larger, left eye has actually decreased a bit in size. And best of all, her optic nerves are COMPLETELY healthy! There has been NO damage from the Glaucoma, and right now her eyes are looking like they have never been through trauma! Her Ahlmed valve is in perfect placement, and everything is PERFECT!
This is the VERY best news we could have received. We could not be more excited and thankful. We feel so very blessed to be part of such a large network of prayers that have now truly been answered.
Marilyn returns to Riley for an office visit in six months and until then only needs to wear her glasses. No restrictions, no drops! Keep up the prayers- they are working!!!
Daddy & Marilyn before the exam. Our poor little girl was so hungry. The OR was running behind, and she had not eaten in over 18 hours by the time they put her to sleep.
Holding her baby and wondering, "Is it my turn yet?"
Trying to find her foot to remove her id bracelets.
Grandma (my mom) was so cold and shivering in our room that a nurse actually brought her a warm blanket to use. Grandma is perfect at distracting Marilyn as she gets restless while we wait. She is even better at reminding me to be patient and calm while we wait for the doctors return.
After we got home, Marilyn curled up on her big girl bed with her Winnie the Pooh gang and took a rest.
I am so thankful she handled the anesthesia well and was feeling back to normal before bedtime. I remember the terrible times she had after her initial surgeries and the long, sleepless nights she had as she fought through the pain. I can only continue to pray that those times are behind us, and she will continue to be blessed with good reports.
Thank you so much for the amazing support and continued prayers! It means the world to know we have such a strong group of support and powerful prayer network.