Oct 8, 2009

He's doing great!

I feel like I have so much to say. I never though in a million years that I would have to worry about anything when it comes to my child. I thought it would be like FIRST words, walking, first everything. When I found out that my child would never see, it hit me like nothing I ever thought would.
I brought my 4 month old son to a routine eye appointment. I held him in my arms in the chair as they examined him. She looked into his eyes and took a moment. She then looked at me and said your son is blind. I sat in that chair and said to her "I'm going to cry" she gave me a tissue and said it's okay. I asked her, will my son ever see and she said 'probably not' I asked her if surgery would help and she said 'not with his condition'
my world collapsed around me. She told me that she needed a second opinion. The next week Jake saw Dr. Quiram. She said that he needed surgery. On July 17 Jake underwent double eye surgery to reattach his retinas.

I haven't been blogging for a long time because of everything going on but I decided that it's time to start again. I want to have a record of this time in Jake's life.

Here is Jake during therapy.

He is finally working on looking up.





We say to him 'look up Jacob' and tap him forehead and he looks up

Everyday he gets stronger and learns something new. He is amazing!!

3 comments:

Mary said...

Kim, he is adorable! And he's lucky to have parents like you! Keep up the good work with him! I'll continue to say prayers for your beautiful little boy :)

Kristi said...

You are doing a wonderful job with him, Kim. With time and effort he is going to make great strides. You have a lot of support....I think it will be awesome if we can all learn Braille together to help Jake as he gets older and learns how to read!

Robyn said...

It looks like he is coming along. He's a cute little bugger.