Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Post-Op Update, Testing, and Fundraising

Surgery was a week ago tomorrow. Maia has really done well. We've noticed a significant improvement in her eyes. The convergent squint is barely noticeable now and she seems to be using both eyes simultaneously although we don't know for sure. Maia had a follow up appointment with the eye doctor today. He was thrilled with her progress! It will take a couple months before we know how successful the surgery was, but she doesn't need to be seen before then unless there are problems. No need for patching or any mention of further surgery or glasses right now so that is great news!

This afternoon, Maia had part one of testing for Early Childhood Intervention. It was the cognitive part of the testing. We won't know results until all three parts are completed. Part two is next week and part three the following week. On one hand, I would love it if she was testing at or above her age level. However, I also really feel she will benefit from some services that the school might be able to offer her. So... it's hard to know what to pray for. I guess we will just pray that the right assessment and recommendations be made to help Maia reach her full potential.

When I posted about Matthew, I mentioned that we planned to do some fundraising. I don't know if anyone can provide any feedback about your experiences with this, but I am really struggling with the idea. It makes me feel very vulnerable... I am used to being a person who helps others out and I don't like asking others for help - especially money. And right now, lots of people are feeling stressed about finances. So, I'm not sure what to do. UGH!

Anyway, thank you for your prayers and support for Maia's surgery and recovery! She's doing great!


  1. I totally missed that she was having surgery but I'm glad everything went well.

    Jaxson uses those services and they are WONDERFUL!!! Jaxson tested above age but we were able to get him services for speech because he was still speaking some mandarine and not full english yet. Then later on speech was able to get him OT to help the school system learn how to work with him. I hope she gets in because it is so good.

  2. I am SO glad she is healing well!

    And fundraising is so tough. I agree.

    I would just start praying for God's direction and providence.


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