Tuesday, August 5, 2008

An Update

I realized I should post a quick update about Brady's progress. He had a Dr. appt last Friday and things went well. The doc said that Brady was improving dramatically, the blood was draining really well from his eye and that he was happy with the improvements. But, this was the first time that he had been able since the accident to get a really good picture of Brady's retina. Unfortuantly it showed that there is a dent there that will almost certainly be permanent and affect Brady's vision. Right now he is seeing about 20/70 which is an incredible improvement from the 20/200 that he was seeing the day after it happened. We were told that it should continue to improve but will probably not return to perfect - he sees 20/10 in his other eye. He has been able to return to work but it is difficult for him due to the fact that his vision is still impaired. Although he was told he could return to normal activities, it is still delicate and he is taking it a little easy. The other thing is his pupil. After the accident we were given drops to put in that paralyzed the muscles in his eye and cause his pupil to react to light. His pupil is still big and the doc said the effects of the drop can last up to a month! and that his pupil will go down a little but will be bigger than his other one permanently because the muscles were damaged. So, overall he is doing much much better but it's taking some time and that is taking a little toll on him. We appreciate everyone's continued love, prayers and support. Thank you, it has made a world of difference.

6 comments:

tracylayne said...

I am glad things are getting better but still feel SO incredibly bad that this happened... PLEASE let me know if there is anything the Laynes can do to get back into your good graces :) we miss you guys!

Linzy said...

Wow....that is such a crazy story. I hope it continues to get better. Poor guy. We have new neighbors acroos the street. We're still sad it isn't you guys! Oh and I still need to order some Vinyl from you!

Stephenson and Katie said...

are you sure he is taking it easy? cause it sure didn't seem like it this weekend.... :) We are so glad he is doing better!!

Sami said...

I'm so glad it's getting better. That is so crazy. What are the chances?!

jamirodana said...

I had no idea. I went to elementary school with a kid who got hit in the eye playing "butts up". The school banned the game after that.
I hope Brady heals well. You guys are great!

Michelle said...

I am sure glad to hear that things are improving...hopefully they continue to do so! Please let us know if you need anything :)


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