This blog will provide current updates to the previous article, found here.
July26, 2021 - Lisa - Our final update
How in the world can it already be a month since the accidents?
Lisa's still recovering with some tearing up and gets pretty tired if she tries to go back to normal activities. The crazy amount of smoke doesn't help her eyes but she's doing very well considering.
The vision in her injured eye is actually better than her other eye! The joke has been we have received too many prayers since its so good, but of course we know prayers and the amazing doctor is what did it.
Ron's bruising is finally all gone and has resumed doing everything he could before. There are times when the pain still shows up and that will likely continue due to the bone being bruised.
Lisa was given a new llama for her birthday, who came with a name of Phillip. Such a silly name but believe it or not, Lisa hasn't changed it. Ron wasn't going to cut his hair until her vision was to a place that she was happy with, so the hairs were trimmed quite a bit with the excellent progress.
Thanks to everyone who helped volunteer, made dinners, prayed and so much more. We couldn't have done this without you and your support.
July 7, 2021 - Lisa
Today we visited another (3rd) eye doctor to determine the status of her retina, and we are extremely happy to report that it is fully attached! Everything else is progressing in the right direction and her vision improvd even from Monday to 20/30, which is truly amazing.
He also said that the eye surgeon (Dr. Fishburn) should receive a Christmas card every day as he clearly saved her eye. He was amazed that with the type of injury, and such trauma, that she is doing so well at any stage, let alone after just 11 days.
As an added bonus, she received those cool glasses which of course Ron captured for posterity purposes. :-)
We said a prayer prior to going into the clinic and blessings and prayers are continuing to be answered. Thanks so much for your continued prayers, they are working. I sound like a broken record but when all 3 doctors are amazed, surprised and use the words "great" and "fantastic", it's all God and your prayers.
One of the most sought after pain doctors in the United States, Dr. Traci Patterson, offered to come to his house last night and provided a laser pain session. People fly in from around the world to see her, and she offered to help with Ron's bruising, pain and inflammation. What an amazing gift and blessing it was. He is walking a little better with each passing day and the bruising is dissapating daily, although it's still pretty gnarley looking.
July 6, 2021 - Lisa
Lisa had an eye appointment with the plastic surgeon yesterday to determine the use of her upper and lower eyelids, her tear ducts, and the status of her stitches.
The surgeon said that the stitches look wonderful and since each one is individual, rather than one continuous thread, any scars will be minimul. There ar 56 of them and will be quite time consuming to remove, which is likely in about 2 weeks.
Her vision was checked and has already improved from the initial exam, so your prayers for healing and perfect vision are helping! .
Due to the damage of her eyelids and tear ducts, those were the largest concerns next to her vision. The surgeon said that it appars the lower duct is in tact and likely the upper has settled back to where it should be. The eyelids are working and as it heals the skin will tighten and may or may not need any work done to fix it, time will tell as with everything else.
Lisa has been up quite a bit more and even went a day without wearing her eye protection/patch. The pain is very minimul but her eye waters a lot and that is annoying to her, but the frequency should decrease with time.
He was very impressed with everything he looked at so another good report and heading in the right direction.