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1.31.2011

Is it just me?

Or did her switching from these...



...to these,



add about three years?

And I just have to take a minute to offer serious Thanksgiving here.

Less than one year ago, on March 23rd actually, we had our first visit with Darcy's eye specialist.  Despite the crazy high pressure that was built up in her glaucoma affected eye, Dr. F was able to determine that DQ did indeed have sight and not just light recognition in her eye.  Granted, it was about 20/400 at the time, but it was sight...

We were given our first eye surgery appointment and a prescription for her first glasses which would bring sight in her "helper eye" up to about 20/100.



Two surgeries, and eight months of patching therapy later, my little girl can see at about 20/70 WITHOUT her glasses on at all in her "helper eye."  Add her new "big girl glasses" with her new prescription and we know she can see even better.


How much better we don't know just yet, we'll find that out at her next exam in April.  But I can tell you that the difference I can already tell sure has made sitting in the waiting room during eye surgery twice and chasing my wee one with a patch in one hand some afternoons when she's feeling particularly mischievous worth it, that's for sure!

And I just had to share!

33 comments:

Di said...

I love the new glasses. They do indeed make Darcy look different. And fingers crossed for good news at the next exam.

Pam said...

She is such a doll baby in those new glasses!

Gwen said...

Wow, this is such great news about Darcy's vision!
And yes, she is such a little lady in her new specs! :)

Leslie said...

God is so good.

What a gorgeous little lady in her grown-up glasses.

Allison said...

Oh, I love her new specs! They are SUPER cute! Wonderful news about her vision, too.

Anonymous said...

Wow! She looks so cute and grown up! Guess she's pretending she is already 4!! so cute... :)

Beth

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the new look! Yes, she looks older, for sure! And even cuter... is that possible? I am in love with her cheeks. Just sayin'! :)

Martha said...

I love her new glasses...she looks so sophisticated and precious.

Amy said...

ok, so absolutely ridiculously adorable! I LOVE the new glasses, loved the old ones too though. Amazing news from the doc! How wonderful.
Blessings

Heather said...

That is really exciting! So glad she has had improvement, Kristi!!! I absolutely love the last picture. Her smile could light up a room. How very sweet! And tell her I think she looks beautiful in her new glasses!

Kathy said...

Darcy, you look so pretty in your new glasses!! The old look was cute, but now -- WOW!! Don't grow up too fast honey, wait for grandma to see you. This is such wonderful news.
Love, Grandma M

Glenda said...

Wow! Grown up glasses for sure, and no smarty pants will try to tell you that they are upside down. I bet she loves her big-girl glasses. (Although, I loved her cute little girl glasses)

Nancy said...

Woah, she sure does look older! How exciting the improvements her eyes have made!

Cindy M said...

How cute is she??!! I love her sweet little smile! What a blessing she is in showing us what God can do!! Love to our sweet DQ!

Robyn said...

I actually love the new glasses, you see more of her beautiful face! So excited to hear how God has increased her vision! Praise Him!
Blessings!
Robyn

Traci said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love those new glasses Darcy! You are soooooooo cute!

bbeatley said...

I used to follow your blog every day...but the past several months I have tried to pull myself away because I spent way too much time blog-hopping instead of in the Word and with my family. I come back periodically and I just love to hear how well your kids are doing. Your family is amazing!

I have been getting on here more frequently this year because we have started a walk-a-thon to help raise money for a Missions trip to Romania. Our intent is to get healthy and raise money, but I don't know how to promote my blog....do you have any tips on getting our blog out to other people?

Laine said...

This is truly amazing! What a difference...what a journey your little trooper has come through the past year. Darcy, you are my hero! :)

SO WORTH IT ALL!

Love yall (and will finalize something either today or tomorrow about the wknd...)

Have I mentioned I LOVE the blog look?
And that I love your little dumpling in the post below?
:)

Our Journey said...

How cute she is in her new glasses! Yes - she does look more grown up. She's had quite a journey since coming home and it's been amazing to watch how God has worked in her and her Dr's.

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, seeing this post just made my morning. Darcy Q, you are so beautiful and I agree with Laurie, I love love love those cheeks!!! Thanks for sharing Kristi, she has the best sparkle ever in her eyes and her smile!!!

Larry and Carol said...

She looks precious in her new glasses and I agree she even looks a little older. What a sweetie.

Grandma Shultz said...

God is soooo good. Darcy, you look so pretty in your new glasses. Knowing that your site is so much better is a great big praise.

Sharon said...

what a cutie in those new glasses!!! Very smart looking!

Stefanie said...

Amazing!! GO GOD!!!
And she is positively precious in BOTH pairs of glasses, but most definitely looks older in the new pair!
:)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the new glasses! She looks so "sassy" in them. God is good!!
Flossie Mae

Ally said...

OH my goodness! She is the cutest little princess ever!!! What a blessing she is :) I can so see her little personality in both those pictures. Adorable.

Jordan Carl said...

What a cute girl you have! I almost said little, but I agree, she doesn't look so young now... Darcy, don't be growing up too fast! Glad the new glasses are giving some improvement.

Chris said...

Big difference, indeed!

Love the new look!

She is so precious!

Lisa said...

GLORY!!!!! She looks adorable in both!!!

Julie said...

She has come a long way in a year! And those glasses are adorable. And yes, she does look older. It's hard to watch them grow up so fast!!

Our Journey to China said...

How awesome!!! God is soooooo good!!! I LOVE the new glasses - and she does look a "big girl" in them. They grow up so very fast! Can't wait for the next two weeks to be able to squeeze them with hugs. :0)

Amy Murphy said...

I like her new glasses. And I like even better that her vision is so improved!

Monica said...

So great to hear Darcy is doing so well with her vision. Reese has 20/20 in her non-affected eye, to the best of our knowledge, but we're still not sure what she has in her eye with glaucoma. We've been told vision, though bad, only light perception, no vision, it varies from dr to dr and from visit to visit. Not sure if it is Reese's cooperation or doctoral opinion, lol.

Glad Darcy is doing well!

Monica
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