Friday, June 29, 2007

adapting

Jack, ever the trooper, is adapting well. He has dressings on his left hand and right foot so they have messed up his balance and he is unable to walk on his own-quite frustrating for a fellow who quickly accomodated to being able to swiftly walk away from Mommy and Daddy when he wanted to. We think that he is focusing on things better but I can't get out of my head what Dr. Stager said about Jack's central vision being affected by the pigmentary changes on the retina. I googled it on the hotel computer last night and it seems that pigmentary changes are associated with macular degeneration. Imagine having a spot right in the middle of your eye so that you can only see things around it-that's macular degeneration and macular degeneration gets worse with time. I am anxious to get home and see Dr. Cogen as soon as possible. It just so happens he is a retinal specialist and he has been seeing Jack since he was born. If he did not mention seeing retinal changes before now maybe !
they have been present since birth and it means nothing. God has known Jack since before he formed him in the womb. He has good plans for Jack. I don't understand everything and that's frustrating but God is teaching me that I really don't need to know or understand everything. No matter what, he will take care of Jack, David, and me.

Please send replies to jackupdate@bellsouth.net.

1 comment:

Craig said...

Glad to hear that Jack is doing well. We sure miss you guys and are praying that you guys have a safe trip home. As you said God knows Jack inside and out and has a plane made sepcial just for him. I know it is hard for us to understand what Gods plane is, but we must have faith that Gods plane is the best on for Jack. We love and miss you all and will continue to pray each and every day until you guys return safely to us. May God Bless and protect you all.