Yesterday, we had another eye appointment for Caleb. We went in sure that Dr. Simmons was going to tell us that Caleb needed surgery to fix his eyes. For more info about his intermittent exotropia, read this post.
We have seen Caleb's eyes improve...over all. But, one day after we had forgotten a few days of patching, he was really tired and one of his eyes went so far out that I know he was seeing double. He was crying and covering his eye, and I could do absolutely nothing about it. It was heartbreaking. Apart from that day, things have gotten better...but we have been pretty certain he would need surgery.
And it seems that for everyone we have talked to who has had the surgery (or knows someone who has), multiple surgeries have been required. So, we really didn't want Caleb to have to have this surgery. Although the crazy hard things our friends have been through lately have given us perspective, we have prayed that this step would not be necessary.
Yesterday, after the doctor examined him, he looked at us and said, "good news." Caleb's eyes had improved considerably since the last visit. He said he was "tickled" about it, and he wouldn't need surgery. In fact, we don't even need to continue eye patching. We will have a follow up in six months. We are so grateful that God answered our prayers in this way. Thank You, Lord!