Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008 - Update

These glasses are the only ones I need for now.

This morning we had to have a little conversation with Olivia about how it's okay to complain. If she needs us in the middle of the night. . it's okay to wake us up. When we went in to get her this morning we found dried vomit all over her crib. We never heard a peep out of her. . .she just scooted onto the clean half of the crib. This is one reason why we're not willing to give up her monitor at night. I sleep bad enough as it is. Anyway, I then gave Olivia a morning bath. She thought it was a little funny having a bath in the morning. Then we headed off to the eye doctor.

Olivia seemed to like her eye doctor. She seemed very intrigued with all of the toys that he showed her and he made funny noises. She does have unopened/blocked tear ducts. He is giving her until she is one year old to see if they open. If not, she will have to have surgery to open them. She's also crossing her eyes quite a bit. We have to start patching her right eye for 4 hours every day. We go back to the eye doctor in 10 days to see if there is any improvement. This is just the first step. Many times if this condition is present at birth, surgery is required to repair it. He doesn't feel that glasses are needed at this moment. We met a former 26-weeker in the waiting room who has had glasses since she was 6 months old. She is now an adorable (and very well-behaved) 4 year old. I got glasses a few years ago as I am a bit near-sighted. I usually only wear them when I'm driving, but I hardly wear them even then. I've already decided that if Olivia would need to wear glasses that I would wear mine along with her. That way. . .Olivia would put her glasses on and she'd see mama put her glasses on as well. Honestly, I am just grateful that Olivia has her eyesight. For that we are truly blessed.


Kerry said...

Yay! I'm so glad she did well. They have such cute glasses nowadays that she would look super cute in them if she needs them!

Katy B said...

I've followed your blog for a while now and prayed for your precious babies!
Both of my girls (ages 3 & a half & almost 16 months) have glasses. My oldest had eye surgery a year ago. Both of my girls eyes were turning in.
At times my husband & I were upset that they BOTH had eye problems, but they get used to the glasses and everyone comments how cute they are in their glasses.
If Olivia needs glasses, she will look SO ADORABLE!
I'm still praying for Olivia and your family

24weeker's Mama said...

Love her shades :D