Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bring on a NEW YEAR!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are excited to spend a little time in the Windy (err, Snowy) City - visiting with family, shopping at the Kristkindlmarkt, walking the city streets, and enjoying being together.

We had a follow-up visit this week with our ophthalmologist at Duke. The pictures of the eye showed that there is no fluid behind the retina and no more blood around the tumor! The eye looked good and well-healed. Even though the vision in the right eye is improving, the OCT did show some swelling in the center of the retina. With a goal of trying to preserve the vision for as long as possible, we discussed several approaches with the doctor to help reduce the swelling. We decided on a dose of kenalog, a long-acting steriod. We'll go back in a few months, see how well it worked and plan from there.

Blessings to all this Christmastime,
Mark & Ashley

Monday, December 10, 2007

Mark had an MRI in November and his liver looks GREAT! Thankfulness. We'll be over at Duke for a follow-up appointment before the holidays. Then you know we are ready to ring in a NEW year!!