Thursday, May 18, 2006

Worry and a Request

My brother and sister-in-law found out yesterday that their one month old son - my nephew - Daniel - has severe cataracts in both of his eyes.

The condition is rare, but treatable. They'll perform a surgery to remove the faulty lenses, but will be unable to replace them with the artificial lenses as happens with cataract surgery in adults. Apparently, infants have a greater tendency to reject the articial lenses. For the first several years of his life, he'll wear some sort of corrective lenses and he'll face surgery to remove scar tissue and replace the lens somewhere along the way. The first surgeries are scheduled for next Monday -- and if all goes well, the following Tuesday.

I have a great deal of respect for my younger brother - he is handling the situation, and his concern, with his usual calm, controlled, and positive attitude. This is of great help to his wife, her parents, and my parents who are all, understandably, beside themselves with worry.

I am asking for your help in sending some good energy our family's way. If you pray, we'd appreciate your prayers, if you don't, we're grateful for your positive thoughts and meditations.

14 comments:

Shannon said...

Wow...life really knows how to sock a punch, doesn't it?

I hope it all works out for everyone now, and in the future. Daniel sounds like he's in very good hands with all of his family supporting him.

Vivian said...

You all definitely have prayers going up from this family. For some reason I have a really soft spot for little boys named Daniel. =) Hang in there and keep us updated on how he is doing.

George said...

Daniel has been added to my prayers as has the rest of your family.

Penny said...

Daniel had been added to my prayer list along with his parents and the rest of the family.

Andrea said...

I'll definitely keep Daniel in my thoughts... Please keep us posted with everything.

Take care.

Sandra Miller said...

Nicole,

I can only imagine how difficult this must be for all of you.

Daniel is just so young-- he shouldn't have to go through something like this.

My heart goes out to you and your family.

And yes, I'm sending you all many, many positive thoughts.

J said...

With you 100% in thought and prayer

Kerri. said...

Nicole - All the good thoughts we've got here are being sent your way. Keep us posted.

Elizabeth said...

Nicole-
David and I are keeping you, Daniel, and the rest of your family in our thoughts. Take care!

julia said...

What is it with the shitty things happening to all the nice people I know? It's just not right.

I'll keep your little nephew in my thoughts and send you all virtual hugs. I can imagine all too well how worried his parents are and how worried you must be, too. Poor little nite.

Nicole P said...

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I will keep you posted as things are happening. :)

Kassie said...

wishing, hoping, praying for the best possible outcome for Daniel!

Violet said...

Positive thoughts in transit!

Take care. My best to your family.

J said...

Hey Nikki just wondering any updates ? hope all is going ok .. thoughts are with you