I just got a phone call from the eye dr's nurse. She prefaced the results by saying, "His eye exam was a little unusual." To which I responded by thinking, "Yeah, tell me something I don't know." It seems our guy is never following the "rules" or pattern for something. I wonder what he will be like when he's 16?!
Anyways, here are the results: Pierce does have ROP. Fortunately it is only a stage 1 in his left eye and a stage 1/2 (2 was questionable) in his right eye. Fortunately they are in zone 2. What that means, for all you who are like me and don't know anything about this disease, is that Pierce will need to be monitored closely (weekly eye exams) to see if/how fast his ROP progresses. Stages 1-3 typically correct themselves on their own without laser surgery. The unusual factor is that most babies don't show signs of ROP upon the first exam. Since it is early and Pierce has already developed ROP, they are putting him in the high-risk category (he seems to fall in this category for EVERYTHING) for developing stage 3/4 at some point. At this point, we will just have to wait and see how this plays out. And if there's one thing I've learned, it's that we simply cannot predict how Pierce will do (he's got quite the reputation for throwing curve balls). Please be praying that his ROP will not progress to the point of needing surgery and that his eyes will correct themselves.
On a positive note, Pierce tolerated the eye exam wonderfully. His oxygen was turned up during the procedure (precautionary), but he was able to be lowered to 21% o2 right after the exam. Still going strong on the cannula! Praising God for the healing he has already granted Pierce and trusting in Him to heal his eyes completely.