Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


After a visit to the eye doctor today, Cutie Bug has been confirmed as having Strabismus. In both eyes. If you look at this picture, it is very obvious in his left eye.
Techinical definition: Strabismus, more commonly known as cross-eyed or wall-eyed, is a vision condition in which a person can not align both eyes simultaneously under normal conditions. One or both of the eyes may turn in, out, up or down. An eye turn may be constant (when the eye turns all of the time) or intermittent (turning only some of the time, such as, under stressful conditions or when ill). Whether constant or intermittent, strabismus always requires appropriate evaluation and treatment. Children do not outgrow strabismus!
So now we watch and evaluate every few months, since we caught it early. Second step is patching, Third step is eye surgery. The doctor assures me that the surgery is quick and a last option. So wish us luck. I do have to say that while am obviously not thrilled with this outcome we are still very blessed with 2 very healthy, happy children. Compared to things other parents face on a daily basis we are very luck that this is all we are facing.
LT

4 comments:

Bridgette said...

ANY diagnosis with our kids is stressful. I am thinking of you!

Wifey Dessert said...

I think that pic is just adorable!! i am sorry to hear your bad news but I am praying for you and hope that everything turns out well!!

NateAndJakesMom said...

Strabisums or not - that is one happy and adorable child.

You have a wonderful outlook and that will no doubt help everything work out well.

Marie said...

the picture is adorable. i do wish you and your family the best of luck with his strabismus. :)