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Thursday, February 18, 2010

A change in pace

Hi Friends and Family-

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.


  1. I was reading LeAnn's blog and clicked over on yours. I'm so sorry about Kitt's eye. I know that must be shocking and heartbreaking for you. Just wanted you to know that you guys are in my prayers.

  2. Brittany, it is so sad to hear this news. --You have so very many people praying for Kitt and I trust that God will take care of your precious little girl. Thank you for keeping us updated. We love you all!!

  3. I just heard from our Rasmussen/Santivasi/Bonanno cousins. They are all praying for Kitt. Also, Sister Roselle said that all of the Cabrini community of nuns around the world have Kitt in their prayers.

    Love, GAMA

  4. prayers & positive thoughts are with everyone. travel safely (to the crew going to philly & the crew traveling to FL) & know that there's lots of people pulling for kitt - i know she'll pull through! :) love!

  5. I've certainly enjoyed reading your blog and seeing the pictures of your adorable girls! But now all I can do it sit here stunned after reading your post. We'll be keeping positive thoughts about the Philly doctor visit, as well as sending up prayers for ALL of you! Looking forward to reading the updates.

    Betsy & Bill Crittenden