Wednesday, December 26, 2007

December 26th, 2007

Update on eye surgery:

Both babies were approved for a medical transport by air for their additional ROP surgery. They are scheduled for surgery 1/9/07 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. I will fly with the babies. We will leave 1/8/07. Hopefully this trip will not be as long as the last. They have scheduled a second surgery for both babies on 1/11/07. As much as I hate to put the babies through more surgery, we really don't have much of a choice if we are going to save their vision. If left untreated, Kinnick will be blind in both eyes and Carver will be blind in at least one eye. Please pray that this is our last trip and that Dr. Trese's group is able to save their vision.

Since this process has been difficult to coordinate, I am going to post the process at the bottom of this page. The process is actually pretty simple - I just didn't know where to begin. Hopefully, this will help someone else if they ever need the same service. I am also going to post the name of the hotel that I stay at while the babies are having eye surgery. The Director of Sales has been very kind to me. I have been able to stay at a Candlewood Suites in Troy, MI at $40.00 a night. This hotel has everything that you could possibly need: A pantry to purchase food, a gym, a laundry facility, fridge, microwave, cook top, dishwasher, and cookware. All of this in a very CLEAN hotel located near an awesome mall, Target, Walmart and anything else you could possibly need. The hospital recommended many others and none compared.


Samudra's Mom said...

ALOHA & Merry Christmas Shanon & family, we keep on praying for both babies and hopefully this eye's surgery will save their vision.

Baby Sam will have another eye exam in Jan.17. As you know that he has glaucoma and also doc will check his eyes again in Feb and decide if he needs more surgery or not. I hope not. Also he had hard time to gain weight, still under what his nutritionist expected. Now he is back to 24 cal instead of 22 cal.

I hope everything goes well. You will always in our prayers and thoughts.

Yani Shaffer

Anonymous said...

We will definitely be praying for all of you and especially for the surgery! We hope you had a Merry Christmas and some day we still want to see the picture of the WHOLE family:-)

Stacy said...

Hey Shanon,
Well, we are sorry you have to come back here, but we are looking forward to seeing you guys. We just had our appointment with Dr. Drenser yesterday. We can't wait to be done with her...and we only have to drive 30 minutes, so I can only imagine how you feel.
Do you have our phone number? Call us when you get in town (I'll come up to the PICU to visit!).
Talk to you soon.
Love, Stacy