Today, we had Finn's eye doctor appointment. He has perfect eye sight and NO residual effects of his early birth and the ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) he had early on in his life. He has 20/25 vision in each eye, which is slightly far sided. But the doctor said that almost all kids with normal vision are far sided at this point in their lives. The best news yet? He doesn't have to be seen by a pediatric Ophthalmologist any more! His vision can be tracked and followed by normal channels, such as through school and his pediatrician!
Honestly, I know it doesn't seem like much, but it feels like an accomplishment to us. I know how lucky we ended up being considering the early start to Finn's life, so when things like this move to the part of his journey that is in the past, it feels so good! Finn truly is a miracle in every sense of the word. Now, if only his listening skills were as keen as his vision! LOL.
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.