This is Brittany, and while this blog has always been about ways you can pray for my girls and support my family, for the next few days and weeks (if necessary) I will be writing to update Kitt's situation and also give you specific ways to pray for me and my family.
As I have mentioned before, Kitt has a mysterious problem with her eye. We have been frustrated because doctors have not known what it is, and therefore have simply prescribed various eye drops to try to fix it, or at least keep her pressures in a normal range. Long story short, we finally got to an excellent eye doctor on Monday who expressed concern and then sent us back to Emory but with a different doctor. That doctor spent a good deal of time with us, did a thorough examination of the eye and brought in two additional experts to look at the eye. The three doctors are nearly sure that the condition is called Medulloepithelioma and is so rare that in the history of opthamology there have been fewer than 50 cases reported. The only option for treatment is to remove the eye which is what we are considering at this time. We are going to get a second opinion in Philadelphia but would have the surgery done here in Atlanta. In any case, please keep us all in your prayers and check here regularly for updates.
For now, please pray for safe travel for the trip, for Garet as she goes to Granny and Grandpa's while we are with Kitt, for some level of acceptance on our part, for the doctor who will examine her on Monday, and for healing of the condition.
In other news, both girls are over 9 pounds now! They sure have come a long way and I couldn't be prouder of them.