Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Update on Mom!

Just a quick update on my Mom's visit to her eye doctor yesterday. I took her to see the specialist who did her retina surgery and he was thrilled with the progress she had made in just one week. Although she still does not have much vision yet in that eye, he said that her eye was healing very well. The retina looked great from where he had repaired the giant tear and he was very encouraged!

I sure hope that the good news will perk my Mom up. She has been very concerned about her vision, as we all have. The doctor said that with the severity of her surgery, it could take up to 3 months for complete healing in her eye. As a result, he cannot give us any idea as to whether or not she will regain all the vision in her eye. We just have to be patient and wait to see the outcome. I take her back to see the doctor in 3 weeks.

I am praying that she will regain more of her vision so that she can have the independent lifestyle that she so wants to have at this stage of her life. She and my father live in a patio home that they moved to many years ago and they would love to continue to live there. My father does not drive, so it is very important that my Mom get her vision back, so she can drive them around.

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments and words of encouragement ! I so appreciate your concern. Have a wonderful day! Love & blessings!

13 comments:

  1. Good news!!! And thanks for the sweet encouraging words about my blog.....

    Suzanne

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  2. Praise God for a good report!

    Blessings

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  3. My father in law is 84. Last year he had cataract surgery and his retina detached. He had surgery to repair. He too did not want to lose his independence...nor did we want him to. He did great and healed great. He is driving and sees fantastic...he said even better than before! praise the Lord! So, there is hope for your mom. I prayed for her.

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  4. Glad she is doing better. I will continue to pray that she heals completely and that her vision is restored. Thanks for the update!

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  5. What a blessing to hear that news! I don't blame her for being concerned as I've always said that I can't imagine losing my eyesight. However we do know that our Father takes care of all and I'm glad she's starting to get some of her vision back.

    Blessings to you!

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  6. I hope I have as much energy as your mom when I get to be that age!
    Glad to hear that her surgery seems to have gone well.

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  7. I took time to pray for your mom (and you!) today. Thanks for the update. It's hard to wait and it's hard to think about the possible outcomes so hopefully the news will be good at the next visit.

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  8. So thankful for the good report on your Mom's healing ~ encouraging. Thank You, Lord.

    And, sweet Jesus, our Hope and Healer, we ask humbley, yet confidently that just like "Love Being a Nonny's" father-in-law, that Melinda's mother's eyesight will improve and improve until she is seeing even better than before ~ for You are gracious and merciful and do things exceedingly abundantly above what we could ask or think. May it be so, Father God, for her good and Your glory. We pray it in the awesome name of Jesus, the Christ. AMEN and AMEN

    Aging parents is quite the challenge. My mother-in-law was an invalid for decades ~ my precious sister-in-law took care of her in her living room! My parents are 89 and 84. My Dad's aorta is almost closed and there is nothing really that they can do. My dear sister, thankfully, lives very close by....as I live 800 miles away. Very hard on both of us....sigh. My Grandmother lived to be almost 104 and just died last year ~ so my Mom took care of her Mom until she was 83. WOW! Life sure is interesting, but God is good ~ and we have the hope of heaven. Praise Jehovah.

    Take care, Melinda, and all God's blessings to you and your dear family.

    Becky

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  9. Bless your heart. You are going through a lot right now. May the Lord continue to heal your parents and to give you strength and energy to help them. I dread growing old.

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  10. Praying for your sweet mom. I hope her vision is restored!

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  11. That is good news. Just goes to prove the power of prayer.

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  12. That is wonderful WONDERFUL news. I know that you've all been worried but hope that SHE is feeling hopeful. It's awfully hard on the senior adults in our lives when they start to feel like their independence is being threatened...hard on US too! Hang in there...I'm always around if you need a shoulder or an ear.

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