I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Necessary Evils.

We went back to the eye specialist for a check-up. The outcome was that while she has made progress with her lazy eye, they believe that it is now as good as it will get. The next step is to patch her and see how that goes. 7 days a week for 2 hours each day she gets wear this cute and hip patch. She isn't a big fan but she knows that it's going ot help her eye. If we know anything about this girl, it's that if she can see the logic in something then she is on board. She wears it everyday after nap/rest time and it seems to be working out really well. She is rested but not trying to school while wearing it. We have also been getting a little math in very sneakily too. For the first few days she was asking about every 30 minutes how much longer she has. She now knows that each day she a pie with 4 parts. When she asks we tell her how many parts she has done and how many there are to go. Isn't that a great way to expose her to fractions?
We also have the option of skipping the patch and give her blurring eye drops for her good eye 2 days per week. We haven't tried that yet. We are going to do the patch for a couple weeks and then try the drops. We told her she can try each and then decide which one is easier for her to handle.
I am really proud of the way she is handling it. She has been a trooper through it all.

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