Grace had pictures taken of her optic nerves taken last Thursday to determine if her right optic nerve was truly short, how short it was and whether or not it was degenerative. We are happy to announce that not one but both optic nerves are in intact and neither are degenerative!
Grace will most likely need glasses but genetically speaking she didn’t really have a fighting chance.
The opthamologist will see us in six months for followup and we will revaluate the need for glasses and see if we want to proceed at that time. Right now Grace is really defensive about her face and head so glasses would probably not be very welcome. We will try sunglasses this summer to see if we can get her a little more used to the idea.
The opthamologist noted the differences she saw in Grace from our visit with her prior to surgery and now. She especially like Grace’s attention and curiosity when they took her into the operating room (to take the pictures) and she was sitting up, still awake just checking out her surroundings.