As mentioned earlier, Kerry will be going in for surgery on the 10th at JSEI (where else?). Today it was revealed by her doctor that the situation is actually rather critical. Due to the deleterious effects of the infection, Kerry's right eye cannot produce the fluid that keeps her eye pressure at a normal level; hence, her eye is losing pressure on a daily basis. The purpose of the oil solution is to temperarily bring her eye pressue up to a normal level to help the eye to be healthy enough to heal properly (this is the best explanation that can be derived from an engineer who's working with second-hand knowledge). However, if the natural pressure-regulating mechanisms do not return to their normal functionality Kerry will again be in danger of losing this eye.
Please pray for Kerry that her eye will be able to regain the functionality of the fluid glands that will allow her to keep this precious eye. She, quite understandably, has anxiety about this situation. Yet we are relying on God that His perfect will will be done.
Thank you all for your prayers on her behalf; you are a blessing to the Philpot family and especially to Kerry.
God bless you all.