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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Patching

This morning we started "patching" Makayla's left eye, to help strengthen the muscles in her right eye, in preparation for her upcoming eye surgery.

In actuality, we are using Atropine drops instead of a patch.  We use the drops in her left eye every Saturday and Sunday, to dilate it, which blurs the vision, forcing her to use the right eye to focus and drive her vision.

Personally, I am a wimp when it comes to my eyes.  I fear the eye doctor the way most people fear the dentist.  I am not exaggerating in the least when I say that at my last eye appointment (probably three years ago), it took three people to hold me down for the little air puffy test (yes, I think that's the technical term!).  And it took me until I was almost 30 to gather the courage to put contact lenses in my own eyes.  So, I was fully expecting a complete and total meltdown this morning when we attempted to give her, her first drop. I expected that it would require both of us to hold her down, and at least an hour of recovery time from the epic terror she would face..........I was WAY off!

Our little girl was calm and happy.  She quickly blinked away the drop and resumed reading her favorite story to her daddy.  And that, was that!



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10 comments:

  1. What a rock star!  I will be sending mucho (get it mucho, it's cinco de mayo, I know, silly) prayers for strength and easy recovery.  

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  2. Wow she is amazing!!! Sending prayers her way!!

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  3. She really IS amazing! Thank you, and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  4. Thank you so much. She's a toughie!

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  5. I'm so happy tht she took it so well. I remember when one of my twins got sick - vomiting constantly for 5 hours and didn't cry. When I got the same bug a few days later, I wanted to cry - then I thought about my son's strength and how he didn't cry and I had to be strong. Be strong mama! xoxox
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  6. Aren't kids amazing? I'm constantly surprised by how 'tough' they can be...I love their resilience!  http://mamawolfe-living.blogspot.com

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  7. Funny how we make more out of things than what they are... I do this with housecleaning!  It's like pulling teeth for me... don't worry I do it!  LOL!!  Makayla is in our prayers.

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  8. I should have known she was a toughie. ;) It's all me that needs the courage!

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  9. They really are. They surprise me everyday. Actually, I'm surprised that any kids survive toddlerhood! LOL

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  10. I've totally been there too!

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