Tuesday, January 5, 2010
January 5th, 2010
Carver had eye surgery today. He had some scar tissue blocking his left pupil. The scar tissue was preventing light from getting to the pupil. Dr. Varenhorst was able to do the procedure at Wesley Hospital - here in town. He said that there wasn't any hemorrhaging (which is good - this causes add'l scar tissue). He said that the retina is only attached in a few places around the edges. He also said that the macula is not attached. The macula gives central vision. So, we're not real sure what Carver is seeing at this point. Most likely just lights and shadows with his left eye. We'll see Dr. Trese's group in Royal Oak, MI on February 24th. This is the retinal specialist that has been following Kinnick and Carver.
Carver is still enjoying his new Pony walker. He does some right/left motions, but nothing consistent at this point. He's doing much better with head control. It seems like he is capable of holding his head up, but lacks the motivation to keep it up for very long.