I can’t believe that it’s been five years since I held him in my arms. He ran to Jesus at 8:30pm this very night. I believe he would have skipped over the crawling and/or walking stage as he entered Heaven and just took off running. Fourteen years of being a paraplegic, I definitely would.I can just hear the shouting as he entered the gates.
We all want to be accepted for who we are in this life. Right?
As a special needs mom, I want this for my son. ACCEPTANCE. I have never seen him so excited than this very day (other than at church) Ha Ha! Some of Brent’s classmates, his teacher and coach, all came over to our home, as well as the local newspaper, and presented him with a team jersey. Go Lions!
We are definitely battling with the feeding tube on a daily basis. But, what’s new? I was sitting here pondering on how long it has been that I learned how to work with feeding tubes and I have to say that I am a genius! haha. It has been 18 years. What is up with that? I should have a medical degree of some sort by now. Don’t you agree?
What is Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI)?
It is what my child has been diagnosed with.
The medical term is
- a form of vision impairment that is caused by a brain problem rather than an eye problem. CVI is caused by any process that damages the visual parts of the brain.
So, this means basically that Brent is blind. Blind only in his right eye so I am thankful that he still can see good in his left eye. With the diagnosis, comes Vision Therapy!
I think I am drowning in my own sorrow. I’m the lady who can handle everything that comes her way…. ya, NOT so much! I am drowning. I pick myself up off the ground every single day hoping that I have made some sort of difference in a person’s life. My son’s life. His life matters! Brently’s life does matter! He has a purpose! God says he does. (Jer. 29:11)