Monday, December 14, 2009

Asking for Sweet Prayers for Mea! ~ UPDATED!

Good Monday Morning everyone! I wanted to take today to share a special request from my little sister, Ann Marie. She called me on Friday to let me know about a special prayer request she has for her daughter, my niece, Mea! Here is the story from my sister:

Mea was approximately 6 months old when I was watching her play on the bed and realized her eyes were not dilating the same. On her well baby visit with the pediatrician I explained what I had noticed to him. Upon examination (shining the light in her eye), he as well noticed that her pupils did not dilate the same. We were referred out to a pediatric ophthalmologist who noticed a black dot in her left eye. After further examination, I don’t know the medical lingo for it, but basically, it was discovered that while she was developing in uteruo, the iris of her left eye did not fuse all the way closed – hence she has this hole in her iris. At the time after basic eye exams on such a young child (she was only 8 or 9 months old) he didn’t believe there would be any issues as she was still tracking objects and the main components of the eye was in tact.

Fast forward to December 2008. Mea is 5 years old and we decide its time to have her see an optometrist just as a routine visit… it was discovered that her vision in her left eye (the problem eye) was much weaker than the right eye. Essentially her right eye was the one seeing for her. She was given a prescription for glasses and we were told that hopefully since the discrepancy was found at such a young age ---- (apparently your eyes continue to strengthen until the age of 9 or 10), that with constant wearing of her glasses, the glasses may help to bring her vision close to normal.

It’s now November 2009 and its time to see her pediatrician for Mea’s annual check-up. In discussion we talk about the visit last year to the optometrist and the discover of the weaker eye. The pediatrician immediately sends out a referral for the pediatric ophthalmologist and states he wants a medical doctor to see her. We are referred back to the same doctor we saw when she was a “baby”. So last Wednesday we go to see the specialist. Thankfully, I thought enough to request the records from the optometrists office to take with me and the specialist still had Mea’s records from when she was 8 months old! He has Mea complete a vision exam with her glasses on – at which I believe I heard him say, she failed. She failed with glasses on? K He then dilates her eyes and we wait…for 30 minutes. Mea says things are blurry and fuzzy and we try to make the best of our wait by me reading to her and giggling.

We are called back in the office and the doctor completes another exam of Mea’s eyes while they are dilated. We are then informed that Mea’s current prescription is too strong to which we are given a new prescription for glasses. Her right eye is the one seeing the whole world for her. Her left eye is basically just sitting along for the ride. Her brain appears to have shut off the visual cues that her left is functioning and able to see. We have six weeks before we are due back to see the pediatric ophthalmologist in hopes the new prescription has had some effect to stimulate the eye to work. If at that point the eye has not shown any improvement, he will have to “patch” her working eye to force the “Lazy left” eye in hopes to see and work. It comes down to, if we can’t force her brain to accept the visual cues, her brain my just shut out any information from her left eye – basically going blind in that eye.

I hope this is what you need and please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again so much! Hopefully some prayers are just what the doctor ordered!!!!.....

So I implore you to please pray for this sweet angel. She is 6 and has a heart of pure gold for God. May we stand united for healing in her eye and that in 6 weeks she will be healed. I ask for all my prayer warrior friends to please pass this request along and even link it to your blogs for prayer as well. We know God is faithful and we know he cares! Thank you in advance Lord Jesus, that even now you are working in her life to heal her. May you pour forth your grace and comfort on my sister Ann Marie that she will have the knowledge, bravery and strength to deal with whatever God's will is. In Jesus Mighty Name we ask this, AMEN! Please grab Mea's prayer button on the right and add this to your blogs. My thanks go out to Ms. Edie for doing this for me.

Please continue to reach out to Loren as well at The Magoos News as she has some exciting news to share with all of you prayer warriors! God is truly a magnificent God and will answer all our prayers if we ask it in His name and according to His will.


Denise said...

Praying for precious Mea, believing for the miracle she will receive. Bless you dear.

Andrea said...

I am praising GOD for Loren's news!

I will be praying with you for Mea. If you will contact Edie at she will make a prayer button for Mea. This is a ministry when their is an urgent need and this precious ones sight is indeed urgent. Tell her I told you to ask.

Hope you are feeling better.

PS: I tried to post on the other ARK post and my computer went nuts. Sometimes I think their are grimlins in my computer.

RCUBEs said...

Yeah! Glory to God for the wonderful news from sister Loren!

Praying with you for your niece. God bless you and same with you, hope you're feeling better now and got your strength back!

christy rose said...

I will pray for Mia and her mommy. I know how she feels. Both of my older girls had to patch one of their eyes when they were young. Not for the same reason, but it was still so sad to have to make them do it. And see them with a patch on. They both wore glasses as they were growing up and now wear contacts.

Praise God for the news about Loren's dad!!

Laura said...

We will most certainly be praying for little Mea. How precious she is to HIM! God bless you!!

Parsley said...

Will pray and look forward to a great follow up post.

Mari said...

Praying for sweet Mea!

E @ Scottsville said...

Praying for Mea and off to visit Loren now.

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Sweet Friend,

I am praising the Lord for Loren's news.

I will be kneeling with you in prayer for your sweet niece Mea. God is in the business of performing miraculous healings and that is what I pray for this sweet 6 yr. old angel. She is adorable.

Love you Kat and I'm still praying for your miracle too,

Edie said...

Thanks for the info on Loren. I'm headed over there next.

I have a lazy eye, not wandering but one that doesn't want to work to focus. Have had it all my life. My vision in my right eye is very bad. If they had patched it when I was a child, it might have corrected my vision. Even though it's not the same problem, having the patch as a child isn't as bad as the permanent vision loss. Praying for Mea for successful treatment and complete vision.

Darcie said...

You said it Gods name and in His will. Praying!

LisaShaw said...

Praying and believing GOD for that beautiful little Mea!

Love you.

He & Me + 3 said...

I will be praying.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Will be in prayer Kat!

Unknown said...

Mea is definitely in my prayers! What a precious little one she is! I hope that there will be great news in 6 weeks.

Nutmeg said...

Praying, Kat. {HUGS} to Mea and her family.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I will pray for Mea.


Kat, I am praying for Mea. My nephew had to wear a patch for years, but his eyes are much better now. Praying for a great update soon.

How are you?

momstheword said...

I will pray for her, she is sure a cutie! I have a lazy eye and there was a time when the doctor was considering having me wear a patch.

I also used to have what the doc called a "hole" in my eye. Things disappeared from my vision in that hole. It was wierd reading.

The doctor doesn't know how but it healed and no more hole in my vision. However, we knew that it was the Lord.

Sue said...

Mea, is now on my prayer list, as well as her family,as well as loren and her Dad, I am rejoicing with her over her Dad's decision.

Girly Muse said...

Will absolutely be praying for Mea!!! Can't wait to hear about the miracle.

Unknown said...

May Mea be blessed with His healing hand. Keep us posted please.

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~Marydon

Terra said...

I am praying that this darling Mea will have full healing.
Here is Scripture that I treasure.
"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." 3 John 2