Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Eye Exam Day

The girls both had their eyes examined today. Dr. Coats told us that Rachel's eyes are looking really good. One eye is almost out of the woods so to speak, and the other eye is pretty close behind it. Hopefully by next week they will be out of the woods. Dr. Coats also examined Haley's eyes today, He said he couldn't get a clear view of her eyes. He told us that they were still hazy from the surgery. He did say he could still see plus disease in her eyes. He will check again in a week to see what they are doing. He said it is common to have the hazy eyes after surgery. We hope and pray that her eyes clear up this week. Haley also has not had a positive culture since Sunday for the yeast infection, thank goodness for that. Our Stake President, President Banks assisted Thomas this evening in administering blessings to both girls. Thomas and I have a great love and appreciation for President Banks, He is a great man who knows the Lord and wants to serve him. He has been such a huge blessing to our family. A big thanks to President Banks for always being there for our family. I would say over all the girls had a great day today. Rachel and Haley both continue to grow and develop right before our eyes. We just love being able to hold them and talk to them each night. Our love for Rachel and Haley knows no bounds. We want and desire nothing more than to be able to help them reach their potential. It's all about them. With the help of a loving Heavenly Father we will be able to raise these beautiful girls.




  1. So glad things are going well. You family continues to be in our prayers. It's amazing how big they are getting. Any chance you will be able to kangaroo them?

  2. I love President Banks! Isn't he just the sweetest and most wonderful man!!?? Glad he was able to help with a blessing and that the girls are both holding strong. Continued prayers for no infections!!! You guys continue to be such a great inspiration! Your faith thru this trail is amazing!

    Praying for you always,

    Christina McKinney

  3. Priesthood Blessings are another of the tender mercies our Father gives us.

    Rachel, little one, you just keep us the good work and Haley, darlin' you keep up with your sister.

    These little girls are so loved by so many, thank you for sharing them with us!

    love, Erma, Midvale, Utah

  4. I hope that the eye exams do not show any loss of vision or premanent damage so that these two babies can see what wonderful and unselfish parents they have.

  5. Such good news on Rachel's exam and praying that Haley will be better next week. Their pictures are so darling - they are getting positively chubby!! What little sweethearts. Keep on hanging on! Love from Salt Lake City.

  6. Cute pictures!It looks like Rachel is in an open crib. They are so chubby! How nice it is to know that Rachel's eyes are doing well and Haley's culture continues to be negative. Rachel and Haley are miracle babies who will continue to bring a lot of joy to your lives. You and Thomas have a beautiful family and are great parents. Rachel and Haley are blessed to have you. Love, Claudia

  7. You ARE raising these beautiful girls...beautifully!

  8. It is so fun to see pictures of them and how big they are getting. Hopefully their eyes will continue to heal and they will get stronger every day.


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