Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Strange Turn of Events

This is what I put on Facebook on Monday night as an family update. I'll keep you posted with more information later this week. 

It’s been kind of crazy around our house in the last 36 hours. Yesterday morning Daryl woke up and had no vision in his left eye. Just nothing. A visit to urgent care and the ER left us with a diagnosis of an ocular migraine. But today we visited two ophthalmologists and a retinal specialist, from Leesburg to Clermont to Orlando. He now has a diagnosis of retinal artery occlusion or what some people call an “eye stroke.” There are some additional tests to be run in the next few days. We weren’t given a lot of hope in the way of treatments; consensus today was that some vision might come back over time but that this is basically permanent. We’ll be seeking out other opinions; dear friends have already recommended acupuncture and another retinal specialist in Gainesville that has had some treatment successes. We appreciate your prayers and support.

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