Friday, 8 August 2014


Hello  My name is Crystal King, I have ip along with my youngest daughter Gabriella aka Gigi. When Gigi was born she had the trademark blisters and the doctors all thought she had some kind of staff infection. I actually had to tell them what it was, otherwise it probably would have taken them forever to figure it out! Luckily the blisters weren't extremely bad and only lasted a few months. At her 2 month checkup, I told the Dr that Gigi's right eye seemed to drop extremely low quite often. The Dr checked her eyes and saw they weren't reacting to light like they should. She immediately referred me to an ophthalmologist who discovered she had detached retinas. At 3 months old, she had surgery on both eyes to re-attach the retinas. Unfortunately it didn't last so Gigi was declared legally blind. At 6 months she developed a cataract in her left eye and came very close to losing her eye completely. She had another surgery to remove the lenses and stabilize the pressure in her left eye. During that surgery the Dr noticed her right eye was very close to doing the same thing so she removed the lens from that eye also. So now Gigi is completely blind in her left eye but we are pretty sure she can at least see light and maybe even shadows with her right eye. Besides her vision troubles, Gigi hasn't had any other serious complications from ip so far. And despite everything she has gone through, she is one of the happiest babies I've ever seen 

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