Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ellie's Eyes

So, the number one reason that I keep this blog is to document my kids' lives. Its my little online scrapbook and one of the main ways that I remember things. I can look back and see the first time N pottied in the big boy potty, the first time Emma stood, the first Ellie sat up...

I document all the good, but I have to document the bad too. So I can remember. Now, is this horrible in the grand scheme of things? No. I am very, very lucky to have three very healthy children. I KNOW this. But, it is still painful to hear that something is "off" with your child.

Since birth, Ellie's right eye has sort of drifted inwards. It's not all the time, but it is a lot of the time. I mentioned it to her pedi at her 4 month appt and she wasn't too concerned. When we went into her 6 month appt, it is the first thing she noticed. So, she gave me the name of an opthamologist and I set up an appt.

Today was that appt. I was not crazy about him, and I'm not sure if it was his bad news, or the way he delivered it. He told me she has Infantile Estrophia, which is basically where an eye crosses. In order to fix it, she has to have surgery--before the age of 1. Just the thought of my little baby having surgery is enough to bring me to tears. He did stress that her eyes are strong and that their is no vision loss at all. She does not need glasses.

Of course, if you know anything about me, you know my first thought was to get a second opinion. So, I reached out to all the moms around me and found a doctor who is one of the best in Houston. He is able to see Ellie Bean on Monday.

In the meantime, the first doctor said she needed to wear a patch for a few hours every other day for two weeks. He put it on right there in the office. It didn'y bother her a bit! Ellie was such a little rockstar during the whole appointment, even when the dilated her eyes.

Here's my little babe sporting her newest, every other day for a few hours, accessory.



monasmith said...

Cute! My daughter wears that brand of patch too!

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