As of this last week, Adam’s eye appeared to be dilating, responding to light, and moving from side to side. Even physically his eye looks so good and seemingly back to normal. So, we were hopeful that maybe there had been some improvement to his left eye. We had a follow up appointment with the optometrist and opthamologist on Monday afternoon, amidst the craziness of our being discharged. This was 2 weeks after our last visit with the optometrist.
To our surprise and dismay, the diagnosis remained the same as before. That is, he has little to no vision in his left eye. This was so disheartening to hear. They had a retina specialist also examine his eye and the nerve appears to be more pale than that of his right (good) eye. This indicates a lack of blood flow through the nerve. They also patched his good eye to see if his bad eye would respond, but his eye did not seem to respond at all. At this time, the doctors say it is too soon to know definitively whether his eye will recover (though it does not seem hopeful). Once a nerve is damaged it doesn’t usually recover they say. Their recommendation at this time is to wait for the tumor burden behind his eye to respond more to the chemo treatment. Please continue to pray for Adam’s eye. ? Despite what the doctors have said, we have faith and trust that the Lord would restore his sight and bring his eye back to full function.
“But to Him who is able to do superabundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power which operates in us.” -Ephesians 3:20