Sweet little Anton had a really hard day. He wouldn't open his eyes after he woke up and he was in a lot of pain all day long. Anton gets corneal abrasions really easily and it seems like no matter what I do it doesn't prevent them from happening. We try to put ointment in his eyes every night but even when we do he still gets corneal abrasions. Anton's eyes are just like his skin, if his eyes get too dry and he blinks he can scratch his eyes or if he rubs his eyes he can scratch them. It is very painful when this happens and it normally takes several days to heal. We keep the lights low, give him pain meds and keep his eyes lubricated until they heal.
The craziest part about it all is he was fine yesterday. We painted Easter eggs and Papa T and Wita's house (Jason's parents) and he has a great time. Here are some super cute pictures from yesterday.
If I have learned anything over the past year it is we just have to roll with it. We make VERY tentative plans when we make plans and we make sure that whoever we make plans with knows it all depends on how Anton is doing. Typing it out makes it sound worse than it is, this is just the way our lives are and we don't stress or worry too much about what tomorrow will bring. We take advantage of the good days and rest on the bad days.
I was talking to Anton today and sharing with him how he can always remember that the good days outweigh the bad. Having bad days are hard but he has far more good days than bad and we can be thankful for that. I was talking to him about how this life is but a vapor and no matter how hard our lives her we can still use them for God's glory.
So we do not lose heart. Though our otter self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing is for an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18
I hope and pray Anton will understand the hard truths of God's word from a young age and I pray he will always look more at what he can do than what he can't. I pray he will know that nothing we do in this life matters if we are not doing it for the glory of God.
This life can be so hard but God is so good and so faithful and so kind! We will praise him through the good and the bad because he is so so worthy of our praise.
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