Thursday, December 9, 2010

Eye Update

We saw Joaquin's eye doctor again last week and received some good news. The patching of his "good" eye is working and she doesn't think he'll need eye surgery after all! WOW! Took me by surprise because she seemed to think it was the ONLY solution for so long.

She said his eyes are straightening on their own and that we should continue to patch his dominant eye 3 hours a day and then do a full eye evaluation in 3 months to see if maybe he needs glasses now.

So we will continue to monitor it closely and patch daily to help our little guy. It would be WONDERFUL not to do the surgery and to be able to fix it somewhat more naturally!

8 comments:

Patti said...

Jen- thank you for contacting me- as soon as my Olga drive is over I would LOVE to interview you!!!! Thank you!! You are an inspiration!! oxPatti

Monica said...

That's awesome news! I just love your little people! Joaquin has such expressive eyes and the best hair :-)

Debbie said...

YESS, this is AWESOME news, Jen!!! So happy for you guys, and for Joachin! The human body is pretty amazing, isn't it?

Rachel said...

Thanks for the update...we are in a similar boat with our third girl now and probably will start patching in January. It is nice to have followed his journey, so that I had a little knowledge walking into the office.

stephanie said...

oh those beautiful eyes! Glad for the good news!

AZ Chapman said...

great news J looks so old to me in the pic what else have u been up too

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

what GREAT news :)

heather said...

Great news and LOVE the picture of Joaquin. Such a beautiful boy!