Best Day Ever.

I did a lot of waffling with this enucleation.  I really wanted to save Ryan’s eye.  But once he said he wanted it out, and then Dr. Shields said get it out, I figured we were making the right choice.

And after the call we received from pathology today, I’m even more sure we did the right thing!

Due to the blood in his eye, they couldn’t tell us what was going on, which means if we had decided to keep it, they’d have had to perform a vitrectomy to drain the blood.  This potentially could have introduced cancerous cells to other parts of his body, and we were told quite often in cases like his, they end up needing to take the eye anyway.

If we wanted to keep his eye, he’d have to have it done since they couldn’t get a good look at what was going on.  Without it, they couldn’t prescribe chemo or even tell if the chemo was working once he started it.

So the eye came out.  And today we got the results:  there was an aggressive tumor in there.

Aggressive.  And it’s gone, gone out of my baby’s body and into some lab somewhere.  It’s gone, and Ryan does not need chemo.

Best news ever.


Oh the hat?  I ordered Ryan some fancy eye patches from Amazon to wear while his eye heals, until he gets his matching eye from the ocularist.  Except that is what arrived first!


  1. 1
    Devaney says:

    That I should awesome news, Jayme!

  2. 3
    Conners says:

    Thank God!!!! This is the!!!!!!!!

  3. 4

    So glad he is doing well and that tumor is gone! Wonderful news.

  4. 5

    Wonderful new! Continued prayers for Ryan and your family.

  5. 6

    Oh Jayme!! Such wonderful news!!!! 💜💜💜

  6. 7
    Jennifer says:

    That is wonderful. Best news ever.

  7. 8

    Awesome news!

  8. 9

    Amazing news!! Bye bye bad eye, hello healthy boy!

  9. 10

    OMG that is amazing news!!!!! I am so happy for my hero Ry-guy!!!! xoxoox

  10. 11
    Mary Weddell says:

    BEST NEWS EVER!!! GOD IS AWESOME!! Hooray Ryan!!

  11. 12

    I’m thrilled at your news and that patch is AWESOME!

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