11.11.2011

HEY. ARE YOU LOOKING AT MY EYE...sweet.

*First off thank you for everyone's prayers for Betsy this week. We appreciate it! 
*We dropped ek and max at grampy and mimi's and headed up to k.c. A quick stop for dinner, some shopping at Dick's Sporting goods and then finally to bed.

deal of the day: Buy 1 soccer ball, get 1 betsy
*The next day started off with a visit to Bud (the ocularist), he used wax to build up and enlarge her existing conformer. Then after making sure the fit was correct, made a mold out of it for her new one.  It was amazing how much the larger conformer opens up her eye.  We had several breaks while he worked on the new conformer. So we spent some time at target.
*Then back to bud's to check out the new conformer. After a couple more fittings, we had another break to let Bud work. So we headed to see Dr. Stahl (the ophthalmologist/surgeon)
She thought Betsy's eye had gotten smaller, but reminded us that as long as the eye does not become painful, we wont worry about the size of the eye or removing it completely. She checked Betsy's good eye and fit her for glasses. She will wear glasses (as long a we can keep them on) to protect her good eye. I picked out a hilariously cute pair (pictures to come when we get the glasses.)  Anyhoo we discovered on our way back to Bud's that since Betsy's good eye was dilated during her appointment with Dr. Stahl, Bud would be unable to paint her conformer that afternoon. AAAAAHHHHHHHH.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO NEW EYE TODAY?
*After my initial disappointment (yes there were tears) we decided that staying another night in K.C. (in a great place that our friends kindly let us use) with only 1 child. Well, there are worse things. :)
when you sleep in until 8, you get donuts. rock.on.
*Bud was kind enough to squeeze us in the next day to paint her conformer. It only took him 15 minutes, yes 15 minutes to paint it to match her other eye. (seriously shouldn't it take like 5-6 hours?)
Betsy sat and had lunch, while Bud painted away.
The conformer had to cure for an hour, so we went back to Dick's sporting goods to try out some sleds.
*We headed back yet again to bud's to try out the new conformer. DRUM ROLL PLEASE............
Betsy with unpainted conformer in
painted conformer and crazy hair.
*It is so amazing. I find that it's hard to put into words. wow. This is such a neat early birthday gift for our precious pirate princess.

21 comments:

  1. WOW!!! LOOKS AMAZING!!! YAY!!

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  2. OH MY WORD. There just aren't words. Oh my word. I cannot get over how amazing it looks!!!!!!!! Bud is ridicoulously talented. He looks like he's just hanging out with Zach, talking about the lawn or something. But nooooooo - he's PAINTING AN EYE! WOW. So extremely happy for you!

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  3. Oh.my.gosh!!! It's truly amazing! I read your post with my kids and we all gasped when we saw Betsy's new eye. It's just unreal. I'd say God uses Bud in a very special way.

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  4. So I'm up and at 'em early - blog surfing...and see your post!!! What a great way to start the day to see your little sweetie and Bud's amazing work on her conformer. Happy tears!

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  5. Sara,

    She is absolutely beautiful!!! Yea for Betsy!!! And that Bud is amazing!!

    Jenn West

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  6. Yeah for Bud and Besty!!

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  7. So beautiful! Amazing the magic God has given us to heal others!

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  8. Oh my word, Sara!! My kids and I had the same reaction as Danielle's! It looks perfect! I wish I could hug Bud for you! What an amazing gift God has given him and what an amazing gift he gave to you!! Happy tears here, too!

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  9. I am sure there were tears of joy at the amazing gift God has given to you through Bud! I have no words to say! I am in awe!!! Did you keep her up all night staring at her?!! I would have been tempted! God is Good!

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  10. Thank you, Father, for God-given talent, wisdom, expertise, beauty and Betsy, who's beauty has always been there and shines through even more now. Aunt Connie

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  11. That Bud is amazing!

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  12. Oh my goodness!! She looks so beautiful.

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  13. I'd like to buy a soccer ball, please!
    Betsy's eye looks amazing, SJ! I think Bud even painted in the "twinkle" to match her right eye.

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  14. Thanks for the comments. It has been a good day. I keep doing double takes when i look at her! I cant wait for everyone to see her in person :)

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  15. I can't wait to see her in person!! Bud is amazing! So happy it all went well!

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  16. So she was adorable before... but now, WATCH OUT BOYS!!!

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  17. Oh, Sara! That is fabulous! You've made my 5 am browsing session worth "getting" to wake up so early on a Sunday a treat. (I'm a little jealous that Betsy slept until 8 am). Did you buy a sled? I'm thinking if I buy one, maybe it won't snow! So happy for Betsy and all of you!

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  18. rebecca, we did not buy a sled, probably should have since zack pulled her all over the store. :)

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  19. Wow!!! That is amazing! She is such a beautiful girl. God is good!

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  20. she is just precious, sara! it is just amazing... God often suprises us, doesn't He? :)

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  21. Wow!!! Amazing!!!!! It looks totally real. What a beautiful girl she is. Wishing u the best! Happy holidays!

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