I am so sorry it took me a few days to update you all on what went on with A at the doctors office on Monday. First of all the news was not what we were expecting. We thought we were going for a surgery consultation and came out confused and sad. We had been told by our local doctor that the eye had improved and that we could move forward on plans for surgery. The surgeon doesn't think the eye has improved much at all and she thinks that it should have improved much more than what it has. So now instead of patching 4-6 hrs per day she recommended that we patch for 8-10. This was very sad news for us. We thought that we could see a light at the end of the tunnel. This longer patching time means that A will have to wear her patch to her preschool (she goes 3 days a week for 4 hours), something she had never done before. We go back to a local doctor in 3 weeks just to "check" to see if this longer patching time has made any progress, then we will go back to the surgeon at the end of September to get her assessment. The hope is that with the aggressive patching time we can see a big improvement in a short amount of time. The surgeon hopes that at the end of 6 weeks we can scale the patching back to 4-6hrs per day. The good news is that she really believes that this aggressive patching will work so well that A may not even need surgery to correct her lazy eye.
Thank you so much for all your prayers. Please continue to pray for the healing of her eye. She is doing good with the longer patching so far but I think it is just a matter of time before it gets old. Pray for patience for her and for us during this time. I appreciate each and every one of you so much!