Another encouraging report…

???????????????????????????????Today was an interesting day to say the least.  Jackson and I made the hour and a half trip to Hillsdale to see his pediatric ophthalmologist.  When we left Okemos, we had overcast skies with a winter weather advisory issued.  We didn’t know really what to expect but knew that winter weather was coming up from the south, the direction we were headed.  Half way to Hillsdale it started to rain, followed by freezing rain, then sleet turning to snow, thunder and lighting, and finally flooding.  We made it safely down and back again.  The day wasn’t as expected as it took us longer to travel south, even longer to get home and spent an hour and a half at the ophthalmologist.  I decided to call Jackson in for a personal day as he would only have two hours of school by the time he arrived.  A little bit of dad and son time at Arby’s for lunch followed by a visit to Sam’s Club filled the rest of our day.

Two and a half years ago, Jackson was essentially blind in his left eye.  His vision was measured at 20/400.  Our plan was to attempt to avoid any kind of surgery by exercising and patching the good eye forcing the weak, lazy eye to do the work.  We have been patching Jackson’s good eye five days a week for the last two years.  Within the first year, Jackson’s eye sight improved immensely, progressing from 20/400 to 20/70.  Last fall it slowed with a measured improvement of 20/60.  After six more months of patching and exercising his weak eye, today we received some great news that his eyesight has improved to 20/25! His specialist couldn’t believe the improvement so she tested it again and received the same results.  The staff also dilated his eyes in order to look at his optic nerve which is very healthy.  They’re still thinking if he continues to improve, he could “lose” his glasses one day.  Positive or negative, good or bad results, our God is good.  We’ve been on both sides of the fence over the last few years and are still there today.  God has given us medical technology and doctors, who have been gifted with knowledge and wisdom to use for the improvement of health.  Whether through medicine or speaking a word from His great and glorious throne, we give God the glory for what He has done.


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