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More progress

December 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Things are changing.  Travis’s eye is improving.  It is starting to turn out.  It almost looks like it did before he had his second surgery.  His eye lid is still droopy and he still can’t raise his left eyebrow.  The droopiness can be fixed but he has to wait until there is not anymore progress.  Once the doctors feel that there is no chance of improvement then they will try and fix him cosmetically.

I am thankful that he is getting better.  I was nervous that his eye would not correct itself again.  He beat the odds the first time after his initial surgery.  I thought that the chances of his eye beating the odds twice were slim to none.  Well I guess he is a lucky guy because his eye seems to be working hard to get back to normal.

Travis has also driven a couple more times.  He can’t drive by himself because he can’t see everything to the left of him.  As long as he has a “co-pilot” can drive pretty well.

Travis also mentioned the other day that the cold sensations that he used to get after he took his first sip of a drink are happening far less.  I think this means it is another area of healing.

All in all I could not ask for anything more.  Over the last two years our family has overcome more than I ever could have imagined.  So many steps of this journey have been a challenge.  So many times I could hardly get through the day.  Looking towards the next month or holiday seemed unreal.  It was hard enough just getting through the day.  A year and a half ago I could never have imagined that we could have got this far. 

We just celebrated Thanksgiving and there was so much that we were thankful for.  More holidays are approaching and Travis’s improving health is more than I could ask for. 

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