Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Eye doctor appointment today....

We spent the early morning at the pediatric opthalmologist today. That was an experience. We had put it off till now to try to reduce her risk of getting sick, but we needed to follow up on her extratropic gaze (lazy eye) and her ROP of prematurity which she does not have. Yeah! Dr. Goldblum, I have to say, is impressive. Kiera was tired because we woke her up much earlier than usual (7am), plus she was up from 4:30 - 5:30 this morning, and cranky because she's going to be 2 soon enough, and he was messing with her; and he still managed a successful and thorough exam. I think it may have been one of the more impressive things I've ever seen. :) I have been to many eye appointments in my time, but this was an art. He said her retina and optic nerve looked fine. She is slightly nearsighted and has a stigmatism, but it won' be corrected just yet. We will try patching her good eye 2 hours a day to bring her extratropic gaze in and follow up in 3 months. These patches seem like they might work better than what we tried in Houston which she ripped off right away. I'll start tomorrow during her nap or tonight is she falls asleep for a late afternoon nap. The idea is to patch her while she's sleeping so that it's there when she wakes up and MIGHT go unnoticed.

I keep catching her pushing up to a crawl position in her sleep when she gets restless. She must be better at it then because she's not thinking about it. Hmm.

Hopefully, she'll be feeling much better soon and be less cranky and high maintenance.


1 comment:

Sarah said...

Yay for her eyes! That was exactly what Emery did, push up in his sleep. It took him a while to even want to do it awake. He's more content to eat his O2 tube.

I'm glad she's feeling better! I hope you get some extra rest soon.