Friday, October 24, 2008

Teeth and Eyes!

I thought I would give you all an update on David and Jaclyn.
Jaclyn has been teething for the last couple of weeks and on Tuesday she popped her first tooth. I expect more teeth to come in the next few weeks as it seems that she is teething more every day. Jaclyn is also starting to crawl a lot more. David thinks that because she is getting around on her own now and because she likes to stand with my help that she can walk. He holds her hands and wants to walk her around. I explain to him every time that she is too little to walk still so he will hold her hands and dance with her instead. He will hum and rock her back and forth, all the while Jaclyn is smiling up at him. Its pretty cute!
Ever since David was a baby I have watched him and the way he uses his eyes. He used to go cross-eyed as a baby and then randomly as he has grown. I never thought to much about it, I just figured that he might need glasses when he got older like I did. Well over the last two weeks his eyes have gotten worse. What I mean by this is that he will go cross-eyed on and off at different times in the day. Sometimes, when he is doing something, one of his eyes will wounder while the other eye stays in one place. I decided to get him into the optometrist to check out what was happening.
Well, we went and had his eyes tested today. They said that he is farsighted and will need glasses, which was sort of expected. But, that is not all... They are also sending him to a specialist to do more test on his eyes. There could be a problems with some of the muscles around his eyes. The reason he needs a specialist to see him is that normal eye tests don't tend to work at his age. They have to put drops in his eyes to open up his pupil to do those tests. The doctor that I saw today told me that he is following a pattern of having a muscle that is unable to keep up with the eyes and what they are trying to do. To fix this problem they usually have to do a surgery to correct the muscle in the eyes. He would still need to wear glasses after that for his far-sightedness but that would be it.
For now, we don't know if he has this muscle problem or if he has to have surgery on his eyes. All we know is that he needs glasses and until we see the specialist we are not sure as to how strong of a prescription he will need or if he needs surgery. I have an appointment for him in the beginning of December and we will go from there.
On a lighter note with all of this, Chris and I have talked about the fact that David will look very cute in glasses and that he will most likely like to wear them because I wear glasses. He is always trying to put on my glasses and pretend he is like me. We are hoping he still likes the idea of wearing glasses when we get some for him!

Here is a picture of his eyes this week.
My little lady!
Playing outside
Side note: This is my 100 blog entry. YAY!!


1 comment:

debrowns said...

David will just look that much cuter in glasses!