Wednesday, December 19, 2007

the nephew

My nephew was born in October with hydrocephalus (old school version: water on the brain). He had surgery to have a shunt implanted. Other than the shock and emotional distress, all that went well. Shunt is working, incisions healed well, etc. At that point, the main task is to wait for him to grow and develop to know if there is any brain damage.

On Monday, he was diagnosed with Cortical Visual Impairment. That means, his eyes work but his brain doesn't know what to do with the information the eyes are sending it. In other words, he is blind.

This is the first evidence that there is brain damage. Our prayers are that this is the only thing and that his brain is able to develop enough that the impairment is not complete. We covet your prayers, too.

4 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

Oh,my,what hard news for everyone. Prayers abounding.

DogBlogger said...

Prayers ascending...

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

Thanks, y'all

Singing Owl said...

Just read this...I'm so sorry. Praying.

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