Nearly every time we go to the pediatrician’s office we are met with a surprise. It has gone from Kyra’s mild hearing loss to Kelton’s RSV to Kaeson’s eyes.
This year at Kaeson’s 4 year check up, all went as expected and his health was A Ok. That was until the eye exam. The nurse told me that his vision in one eye had changed substantially since his 3 year old check up. Being the super mom that I am, I didn’t remember them even doing an eye exam at 3 years. Regardless, they recommended having him seen at Primary’s or the Rocky Mountain Eye Center. We decided to bypass Primary Children’s this year and go somewhere nearby.
After a 3 MONTH WAIT, we made it in to see the doctor. At first they thought that it was a mild nearsighted perscription that was borderline on needing glasses. Then after dilating his eyes and doing some additional testing, the truth came out. He has a lazy eye. It surprised me, his eyes weren’t crossed. The doctor explained that not all lazy eyes are crossed but he would require intervention.
So, Cute Kaeson has a new pair of specs to show off to everyone. He will be wearing them for a while. There is a chance that he will need to have his eye patched in a couple of weeks if the glasses don’t make a good enough improvement. He is stoked that he may become a pirate come October (admittingly that would be an easy Halloween costume.) I am trying to avoid that for the obvious reasons but we will see.
I will say that I feel sorry for the poor kid. The doctor held up two lenses for me to look through to simulate the way that he is seeing. It was awful. I don’t know how he was functioning. I couldn’t see a thing. He was a bit wobbly when we got the glasses and had to hold on to my arm because he couldn’t keep himself upright for more than a few seconds. Huge change.