Friday, May 4, 2012
We went to the eye doctor yesterday to try and get Dylan's pressures checked in the office. We did not succeed :( In order for the doctor to get an accurate pressure, Dylan would have to hold still for 10-20 seconds while the doc puts a pressure probe on his eye. As you can imagine, this was a long-shot to begin with. Dylan freaked out and screamed his head off. Even if we could hold his body still, Dylan would have to be completely relaxed and not fight it at all. We knew this would probably be the outcome, but it was worth a try. We now have to get the pressure checked under anesthesia as we normally do. He needs this procedure every six months to stay on top of the pressure, just in case it gets too high. We could choose to not get his pressure checked, but then we would run the risk of it getting high and endanger his eyesight. Since we no longer have insurance for Dylan, we will have to pay out of pocket for the procedure. After making numerous calls yesterday, we finally have a total. The fee from the doctor is $200, the anesthesiologist is $320, and the surgery center is $900. That is a total of $1420 for a 5 minute procedure!! As you can imagine, this is a frustrating situation, but it is where God has us right now. We believe that He will provide for our needs. We have his procedure scheduled for May 23rd. Please join us in praying that the procedure goes well, and moreover, that his pressures are normal and he will not need any further surgeries. Please pray that God provides the extra money that is needed to pay for the procedure, as well as his monthly eye drops. We feel that at this time, it is best for me to stay home with the boys. It is very important to us that I am here raising them and caring for them and our household. I enjoy being with my family more than anything, and we feel that this is where God wants me. Raising kids is no easy task, but it is the most rewarding job in the world! Although there is no compensation and benefits, there are lots of hugs and kisses! Thank you for being a part of our journey and for praying for our family. We love you guys!