Saturday, November 2, 2013

Kate the Brave

We took Kate to see her ophthalmologist in mid-August because we thought her eye was wandering more than it should be. Dr. Wang confirmed this, and we came back to see her October 1. At that appointment, she set up Kate's second eye surgery to correct the lazy muscles for the 11th, just ten days later (and in the same week as two big procedures for Luke. Yikes!). We geared up for what wound up being one of the most tiring weeks of our lives...!

Kate, like her big bro, is so tough. After all, the little angel has worn an eye patch every day since she was three days old and had eye surgery at just shy of seven weeks old. She amazes her parents, family, and babysitters with her sweet spirit. Our Katherine Anne just goes with the flow. I'm so proud of her! 

Here are some pictures from the day of her surgery: 

Arrival at the hospital:

Getting her gown on:

Loving her Daddy:

And heading home afterwards:

And that evening, despite a swollen eye, she was in happy spirits! 

Three weeks after the fact, her eye looks great - we can tell a huge difference in its alignment, and sweet Kate has both eyes looking in the same direction. Hooray! 

Many thanks to our families and friends who prayed and supported us through a rough week. Now that it's in the rear-view mirror, I can see how blessed we are for the smoothness of it all and, even better, the good that we have seen through the circumstances. Our babies are so special and strong! We love them so much! 

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