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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Surgery cancellation #4

Well, as most of you know...Gavin had his pre-op on Friday the 25th. They tested his eye pressure and his left eye tested at 54! This is way too high! The normal range for eye pressure is 10-20. So, this means that his eye is not well enough for cataract surgery :( This also means we need to worry about Glaucoma. UGH...just what he needs. His eye drops have changed...they added some and stopped some. His oral meds will most likely change...just waiting on his rheumy to decide what to do there. My guess is that she will want us to back off on his steroids. He is on the steroids for his JA (Juvenile Arthritis) and UC (Ulcerative Colitis) but there are always side effects and cataracts and glaucoma are some of those side effects. He is still getting an EUA (Exam Under Anesthesia) on the 4th and she has asked a Glaucoma Specialist to do the exam with her so he can help prevent Gavin's eyes from getting any worse. Don't know when the cataract surgery will be but she has asked a Retina Specialist to assist her with the surgery because of the way it needs to be done. I will keep you updated on how his EUA goes and what his rheumy decides on what to do with his meds. Thank you all for the prayers and kind words! xxooxxoo

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I volunteer with IAAM (International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement~formerly the Buckle-Me-Up Movement!). What we've be working on in February and March has been reaching out to people on our JA blogger list and asking if we can post them as a resource on the JA page. To start, could we have contact info from you to add to our blogger list for our records. And if you give us the info, then we will also post your blog as a resource for others on the JA page. Please email me at danalm_iaam@yahoo.com and let me know.
    We also invite you to participate in World Autoimmune Arthritis Day on May 20th 2012!

    World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

    Join us for a 47 hour, Global Online Virtual Convention aimed to bring global awareness while learning more about your disease and ways to manage it best!

    Thanks, Dana M