Monday, May 11, 2009

Eye Patch Update

William had his 2nd appointment with his eye doctor on Saturday. To say he was scared to bits is quite an understatement. John went with me this time, since my lap is rapidly disappearing, to help calm him down. I don't think his presence helped any, but it made me feel better.

The doctor was able to determine (how, with all the tears, screaming, and kicking..I'll never know!) that both eyes are now wandering out but at considerable less angle of deviation than last time. Since I'm not an eye doctor, I'm not sure if I'm using the correct terminology, but it all makes sense in my head! Anyway...due to his tears and constant movements the doctor was unable to determine any specific angle of deviation, but said that the last 4.5 weeks of patching had been very successful! Both eyes wandering means he has no preference for one eye over the other.

So now we are to patch for 90 minutes a day, no more. These last few weeks we were to patch 4 hours a day, but since the doctor didn't mention ONLY 4 hours, some days the patch was on for 4, sometimes 6, sometimes even more. Too much patching is bad, but in William's case it seems like it worked, and probably saved us another visit to the doctor.

I'm relieved things are going in the right direction!

4 comments:

Tennisc G said...

That's GREAT NEWS!!!
Keep up the good work, Pirate William =)

Love ya,
Aunt Gina

Kim H said...

That's good news!

Grandma A said...

WE ARE SO THRILLED WITH THE SUCCESS SO FAR....=) THAT'S OUR LI'L PIRATE!! NOW, ONLY 90 MINUTES/DAY, THAT SHOULD BE A "SNAP" FOR THIS LI'L
PIRATE.....LOVE YA, GRANNY "A"

Maria said...

The name of your blog is great! I have said, "Cause I'm the Mama" to my kids on numerous occasions!