"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, November 19, 2007

Back from the Eye Doctor

Well, we left for Children's a little after 9am and once again didn't return until several hours later. We spent a whole 4 minutes with the opthamologist but the trip was over four hours! Connie and Mary Kathleen were great though. First we waited and waited to see him and when they finally called us back at 10:55 for a 10:10 appt. I was disappointed when it wasn't even a real MD or our doctor that saw us. He asked some questions and did some tests getting Connie to track toys and then he put drops in his eyes to dilate them and told us to go walk around and come back in 25 minutes. We did but they didn't see us 25 minutes later. We waited about an hour and 25 minutes and then got to see the doctor. He told us we have "great reason to celebrate" and that we "dodged a bullet" with Connie's seizure and that he has one more test he'd like to do to make sure, but he thinks Conway's eyes are not permanently damaged from the seizure/surgery. He said the only concern he has now is that Connie is "excessively farsighted for his age", meaning he works very hard to see things close up and that he wants to follow this. We see him again for a follow-up appt in mid May so he'll determine then if he needs glasses. I sure hope not. He did say that this was not related whatsoever to the cardiac condition, that it just runs in families. I am shocked because neither Greg nor I wear glasses. He seemed a little surprised that our other kids don't wear them given how farsighted Connie seems to be. Kinda makes me want to take them all in to be checked.
Bottom line is that it was a great day. Another reminder of all we have to be thankful for. We go back Wednesday for the big hour and forty five minute test that will give him an even better insight into whether or not there is anything wrong.
OT comes at 4:30 today and tomorrow is an appt. with Child Development speech path and OT to work on Oral Motor Skills at 11. Thanks for looking in.


Anonymous said...

Hi Erin:

I apologize for not keeping up this last week. It seems to be so up and down with Conway. Poor little guy! I hope you guys are holding up OK and the girls too. Know I pray for your precious family ALL the time! It is such a privilege!

I wanted to encourage you about Conway's eyes and just in case he has to have glasses. My now 8 year old has worn glasses since he was 15 months old. At first it was a bit of a battle then we found a strap to hook to the arms that has a sliding bead or something like that on the back. Once we put that little strap on there and cinched it a bit, he tried to take them off a couple of times and never tried again. Hang in there, sweetie! Things WILL get better.

Love to you,


Anonymous said...


I meant to the "arms of the glasses", not HIS arms.