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Olivia Reese: Day of surgery

The day we had been waiting for was finally here! Today was the day Olivia would have her retina re-attached and the stalk caused by her PFV would be clipped. The doctor would also check to see how big Olivia’s cataract was in order to determine whether to remove it during this procedure or to wait and do that at a later ...

Preparing for Surgery: Olivia Reese

When we left the retina specialist, our hearts were in our throats. As soon as we got home, we took a few – or a little more than a few – deep breaths and hugged our beautiful girl as tight as we could. We were in complete shock that our 3-month-old daughter would have to undergo a complicated eye surgery in a few short ...

Discovering PFV: Eli’s Story

Eli was born on 23rd January 2017, he was 1 week early which was fantastic as I was over the heat that the Australia summer was throwing at me! He needed breathing assistance after birth as he had managed to wrap himself up in his cord during delivery; this meant he had to spend 4 hours in the special care nursery for ...

Discovering Olivia’s PFV

Olivia was born 9 days before her due date, in early November. Every parent prepares for his or her new baby to arrive. We made sure the nursery was decorated with pooh bear everywhere, that her crib was built (even though we knew she wouldn’t actually be in the crib for a while) and our house was as baby proofed as ...