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Surgery Story - Cameron Mark Rondi

 

The last year Oct 2013 – Oct 2014

Wow have we had a lot happened in the last year with Cameron! 

Cameron’s eyes were assessed and he diagnosed with visual impairment, requiring glasses permanently and a lack of 3D vision .   Cameron has major Visual challenges, which requires on-going visual therapy and consultations.    Cameron started facing major learning challenges, which led to an Educational Psychologist assessment with negative results showing his dire need to be placed in an assisted learning facility. 

2013 ended with Cameron starting at an assisted learning facility in Grade 0, having many learning challenges and continues to have Neuro Developmental therapy and Occupational therapy.  He has been struggling through yet is making progress and was promoted to Grade 1. 

2014 started with Cameron having visual challenges once again and he started the year off with eye surgery having another Strabismus performed on his left eye with Dr Gideon Du Plessis – Ophthalmologist from Pretoria Eye Institute. 

         

In June 14, he was suffering from vision loss and had another MRI’s to monitor the raised inter-cranial pressure.  His specialists have decided to do month on month monitoring as they do not want to implement a pressure monitor as there are too many consequences to this.  

Cameron is having a tough time at school with many learning difficulties coupled with concentration concerns and completion of tasks being inadequate.    Having continues therapy to focus on:  Shoulder stability, Bilateral integration, Rotation, Motor planning, Fine motor skill development, and hand function, Spatial Relations and Figure Ground, Concentration and attention span at the desk, Work speed, Sensory Integration and Processing difficulties.

Cameron is now 6 and has now reached an age where he is more than aware of the physical scars and differences that he has and has to bear and the emotional challenges that come with that.  Cameron has started with a psychologist who will assist in providing him with the tools he needs to deal with the varied emotional challenges and bullying. 

We consulted with a Maxillo Facial Surgeon as the dentist brought to our attention that Cameron does not have big teeth in his bottom front jaw, he has advised that Cameron will require implants yet can only be performed when he is approx. 16.  He will also advise reconstruction of the face and jaw structure. 

Once again we hold our breath and welcome the 16 October 2014 as his 4th year post surgery. 

Thank you once again to everyone that has walked a step or two with us along this journey in many forms, be it emotional support, faith, medical / surgical advice and assistance as well as the many amazing people that have assisted us financially with fundraising, to get us to help Cameron become the amazing little boy that he is. 

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For more information or support, please contact Robyn Rondi on - robyn.rondi@hotmail.com  or  082 601 8585