Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Update :)

Jordan has finished her 1st week of CLIMB and let me tell you she is LOVING it!!  I am so happy that we pushed to get her into this program & was able to get started right away!  The therapist are awesome, she loves the outings, & the interaction with the other patients!

Today was a very bittersweet day for me as a Mom.  As most of you that are keeping up with the blog know Jordan has an identical twin sister Taylor.  Today Taylor moved into her 1st off campus apt with 3 roommates to get ready to start her Sophomore year of college @ UK.  It was great getting her moved in, getting her settled, & getting to know the one roommate that I didn't know!  Emotionally I just wanted to cry all damn day!  It was so hard to move her, knowing that for once in her life she will be starting something without Jordan doing the same thing!  For 19 years they have always done things together & today I felt for both of them. This has been a real test of every one's strength & let me tell you they are MY strength!  Jordan has officially decided to sit out a semester and will return to MSU in the Spring. This was a very difficult choice for her but she realizes that this Fall her focus needs to be on rehab.

Now for some good news!  We got to see Dr. Graebe earlier than expected & we loved him!!!  We were there for about 4 hours & we were overloaded with information!  The good news is he thinks that there is hope for the left eye to get corrected! He was very honest and said that the vision therapy may not help 100% and that surgery may still have to occur at the end but that she did not need surgery @ this time. So next week she will have some additional testing done to see how the nerve impulses that control the eye are working & get a complete evaluation by the vision therapist.  After all that is done we will meet with him & the vision therapist to get their recommendation. This was very positive news to us and we can't wait to get started. The downside to this is insurance does not cover any of the expense. I am going to write a nice appeal letter to our carrier & I am seriously thinking about advocating for vision therapy to be covered by ALL insurance carriers!  I must say that I was a very shocked at the expense but as all you parent's know, we will find a way to make it happen.  I have faith that God will provide. 

Thanks for all the prayers & please continue to PRAY for JORDAN!


  1. Glad to hear the eye doctor visit was hopeful for the long term. By the way, I thought the highlight of the Reunion was how you moved around and visited with the minimum of trouble. While you would rather not be an inspiration, life has made you one and you are handling it well. Keep your Mom on the straight and narrow. Love, Uncle Jack and Mary Ann

  2. We WILL make it happen! Praying!