Jesse’s Eye: All-Clear!

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Five months ago, Jesse had a 3rd surgery to clear his clogged tear duct.  The surgeon made an incision to clear out the blockage and scar tissue, and placed a stent that was supposed to stay in for six months.  The experience was traumatic for Jesse, the scar was ugly, the stent only lasted ten days, and we weren’t sure that the whole thing wasn’t a complete failure.

He has done very well since then, though.  His eye has seemed to be draining well, and he hasn’t had any eye infections since his surgery.  (Previously, eye infections seemed to hit him every 3-4 weeks.)

We saw our surgeon for a check-up yesterday, and he gave Jesse the all-clear!  His eye is healed, and we won’t be needing any more procedures.  Hooray!  Our doctor explained that the surgery portion of the procedure has an 85% success rate on its own, and the stent raises that success rate to 95%.  He said if we had tried to only place the stent, it wouldn’t have worked at all (since it didn’t stay in!).

Also, only five months later, his scar is invisible to anyone who doesn’t know it’s there.

We are so thankful.

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