Friday, January 11, 2008

Eye Update

Well it turns out that I don't have pink eye after all...

On Wednesday, the day after my pink eye diagnosis, my eye pain and inflammation continued to worsen, and my vision began to blur. Thursday morning I could hardly see out of that eye and we headed to the doctor again. He re-diagnosed it as Anterior Uveitis, an inflammation inside my eye, with unknown causes. It's pretty serious and can lead to blindness if not treated quickly.

Needless to say, I'm on a strong round of drugs, both oral and topical. This morning the pain and swelling is much, much better, but the doctor is concerned that my vision is not showing signs of improving; it's actually gotten worse since yesterday. There is clouding on my cornea and on my lens. The doctor says both should improve as the inflammation continues to go down, but he is most concerned about the clouding on the lens. We see him again tomorrow.

I really appreciate your kind comments and prayers. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. Specifically pray that the clouding on the lens of my eye would clear. I know that I am in God's hands and all that He is doing in my life is good, but it's still scary, and I need more of His peace.

Love,
Jessica

12 comments:

  1. I love you, honey. We're praying continually. Mom

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  2. That sounds like a difficult thing to deal with. I'll be praying that things continue to heal and improve.

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  3. Jessica, praying for your eyes and peace as you go through this!

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  4. Yikes! I'm sending positive wishes your way.

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  5. Jessica,

    Our family will add you to our nightly prayer list. Keep us posted.

    Love,
    Cindy

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  6. Jessica,

    I am praying for you!!!

    Hugs!
    Heather

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  7. Katie MarieJanuary 12, 2008

    Love you, Jess!

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  8. Wow...so sorry to hear this...
    Hope your sight is completely restored as you respond to the treatment.
    Praying..

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  9. I'll keep you in my prayers! Keep up posted. I hope you feel better very soon!

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  10. Keeping you in my prayers!

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  11. Praying for healing of your eye problem. Also you are on our church prayer list. Love you. Grandma K.

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  12. I stopped and prayed for you just now that His healing touch would be on you and that your vision would be completely restored!

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