Monday, November 24, 2014

Update on Sarah

Dear prayer warriors,

Thank you so much for joining us in prayer as well as the kind messages you have been sending.  They are greatly appreciated, and we are still very much in need of prayers.  So I ask you to keep praying hard, when you have a chance.  May God bless you for your acts of kindness!

Saturday evening, Sarah had another attack that sent her to the ER where she was transferred to a Dallas hospital.  An eye specialist was called in, taking great care of her through the night.  She needed pain control at that point and had the most thorough eye exam (not vision) I have ever seen.  It literally lasted almost three hours.

He told Sarah that the surgery she had is quite painful.  My heart just aches that she had to suffer so.  Redemptive suffering has an entirely differ meaning when it comes your children!

The good news:  her eye surgery looks to have been a success.  The holes that were placed are properly functioning as well as the canals behind the eye.  That's really important, really good news! On top of that, her optic nerves look beautiful!  No damage to them.  Praise God!

The bad news:  there still is inflammation going on.  While there is inflammation, the attacks can occur again.

We also have a double edge sword going on.  There's is no damage to her optic nerve, but her vision has not improved at all.  And that is worrisome.  We are in a  wait and see game.  They think maybe the inflammation is causing the vision impairment right now.  We are also waiting to see if blood results start coming in today.

 Her medication includes eye pressure meds, anti inflammatory meds, and two lubricating meds to help her corneas, (all of these are eye drops around the clock.)

She has a follow up on Tuesday afternoon in Dallas.

Something new we learned is that glaucoma comes in many forms.  These AACA attacks are a form of glaucoma.

I will most certainly keep you updated.  Again, we cannot thank you enough for the prayers!!!  Today we are on day 3 of our novena to St. Lucy.

St. Lucy, pray for us!

Saint Lucy
Whose beautiful name signifies 'LIGHT'
by the light of faith which God bestowed upon you
increase and preserve His light in my soul
so that I may avoid evil, 
Be zealous in the performance of good works
and abhor nothing so much as the blindness and 
the darkness of evil and sin. 
Obtain for me, by your intercession with God
Perfect vision for my bodily eyes
and the grace to use them for God’s greater honour and glory
and the salvation of souls.
St. Lucy, virgin and martyr
hear my prayers and obtain my petitions.
Amen.

10 comments:

  1. Prayers continue. Thanks for taking time to update us!

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  2. Praying for a complete recovery.

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  3. Finally getting around to reading the update. Praying for complete recovery, healing, and miracle for Sarah. Interceding on Sarah's behalf to St. Lucy and my favorite physician, St. Gianna. May Sarah's physicians, nurses, and you, her parents, be guided and enlightened with her care.

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  4. We are all praying every night. May His comfort fill you entirely through this ordeal and make you all stronger for it.

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  5. Thinking of you all and praying for you, tara

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  6. Continued prayers for you and your dear daughter. We pray for a complete healing if it be His holy will. St. Lucy, ora pro nobis.

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  7. Praying for a good word regarding the blood work results today!

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  8. Still praying to St Lucy and Our Blessed Mother. How wonderful that you have a good hospital and the experienced eye doctor nearby, Thankyou Lord for that blessing. Please continue to heal Sarah and to stop all the inflammation in her eye so her sight may be fully restored. Amen. xx

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  9. Hi Patty! Thank you for the update, and I am thankful for the healing surgery. May God send his healing love to her inflammation and bring her peace.
    And may God bless you all in his care and love at this Thanksgiving time.
    Blessings always,
    Ceil

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