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.