Everly has been to this eye doctor once before, to check her eye lid and make sure her vision is okay. Recently her family Doctor expressed the same concerns I had with Everly tilting her head back to look at things. Sometimes it is subtle, other times it is really obvious. So the family Doctor put in a request to get her checkup moved ahead. We originally were scheduled to go for a checkup in November.Come this morning I had heard nothing back, no phone call, no email, nothing. Friday I had tried to call the ophthalmologist, sadly I just missed the office hours. So again I tried this morning calling as soon as they opened. I am so glad that I had a gut feeling to call. Sure enough Everly’s appointment had been rescheduled, for 1:40pm today! Enter a bit of panic with how it would affect nap time, but I was glad she had her appointment booked and we had not missed it.
Everly is such a little trooper when it comes to everything going on, it doesn’t really seem to phase her that I keep taking her to all these different specialists. She loved playing in the Doctor’s office, so many new things to check out. I had many people asking how old she was, and remarking about how they could not believe she was already able to walk with the aid of a push toy. Yup, she can walk with help. Soon it was Everly’s turn to be seen.
The Doctor noted the new concerns, and had a good look at her eye and eyelid. He believes that her eyelid should actually strengthen over time, it may take til elementary school. If it does not, then surgery is a possibility but it is best to do it when children are much older and can be awake for the surgery to make sure it is as symmetrical as possible.Everly also had drops put in her eyes to dilate her pupils so that the Doctor could make sure the eyelid was not causing any sight issues. She is still a little bit farsighted, which is common because most babies are born farsighted. If by elementary school she is struggling to see print on books, and to read then its back to the eye doctor we go to see about glasses. Sadly she is probably doomed to glasses, as the majority of people from my side of the family have them, and so do many people on Jason’s side.
I left the appointment with her feeling better, still lots for us to watch for and to make sure things do not change. Since she had her pupils dilated we kept her in sunglasses this afternoon since we went for a family jog. She was very good about keeping them on. Sometimes it seems like she has been given the short end of the stick for things, but she just keeps amazing me and fighting her hardest.