Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Tuesday, June 5- more surgery today!
Unexpected news… Benjamin is going for surgery today. Yesterday Dr. Lam (he ophthalmologist) check Benjamin & Kyle’s eyes. He told us that Benjamin’s left eye is started to detach from the retina because of fluid in the blood vessels. He told us that we have two choices- either he tries a procedure done on adults where he puts a needle in the eye and inserts a couple drops of evaston or Benjamin will have to go for a vitrectomy this weekend. We decided to go with the procedure even though it hasn’t been done on preemies that often. He said there aren’t many risks involved- just the putting of the needle in the eye. However, there are more risks involved in a vitrectomy and they’re not even sure that it will work. This procedure that he is getting done today- he’s not sure if it will work either but it is less invasive than the surgery. I sure hope it works. Our little Benjamin has been through a lot in his life already. Please, everyone, pray that this procedure will work.