Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pirate No More


I called Joaquin's eye doctor today to get some advice on what to do about our patching prescription of 3 hours a day. Ever since we've started patching, Joaquin's good eye has started turning in a lot and his strabismus has gotten much worse. I was fully expecting to hear that we needed to continue or maybe to alternate patching on each eye.

Well, they are giving us a "patching vacation". She said that it's an excellent sign that Joaquin's good eye is turning in now. She said the brain is now switching to using his "bad" eye more than his "good" eye and that his sight has most likely returned in the "bad" eye.

She'll see us again in July and reevaluate. Sigh. Okay.

P.S. Above is a photo of Joaquin with his buddy Sheridan who is having open heart surgery next week, please say a special prayer for him and that he recovers quickly and is back playing with his buddies as soon as possible! And see this very special quilt we had made for him at Monkey Musings. We love you Sheridan!

8 comments:

Sasha said...

Great news. Yes i know that is a good sign because we are to watch for that too. Can you give me your secret of how you keep the patching on. Any tips would be appreciated. Wysdom has to have us hold his hands for the hour or that patch is outta there in a second.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

I wouldn't have thought it was a good sign his "good" eye was turning in, but I am glad to hear that it is a good sign :) I hope all goes well at your July appt!!!

Rachel said...

We like pirates, but YEAH that he doesn't HAVE to be one anymore. We will keep our fingers crossed for July.

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

We were worried when that happened to Sweet Pea too and our doc told us the same thing. It seemed backwards, but once they explained it to us it made sense. For us they went to glasses after the patching had done its job.

We were lucky to have her do it when she was young because even then we had to use medical tape to keep the patch on! I can't imagine having to do it now when she would be able to pull it down on her own very easily.

Congrats!!!!

kangfamily said...

Great news! Although, I bet he was the cutest pirate ever.

Meg said...

Hey - where's the pirate photo! Glad to hear his eye is doing better.

Monica Crumley said...

He looked so handsome at Gabby's last week and no patch. I was wondering about that. So glad his eyesight is returning and improving. One less thing to think about when you leave for Sofia!

Derek, Kenzee and Gage said...

He sure is cute with that patch on! But such great news, I hope everything looks great in July.