Everything went well at their 18 month check-up earlier in January. Our pediatrician is antsy for the boys to go back to the ophthalmologist – specifically William. While he has the better eyesight, one eye at a time (usually the right, but not always) will occasionally turn in (strabismus). With his slight farsightedness, this will happen because of difficulty transitioning from looking up close to far away. I pointed this out to the eye doctor in the fall, but he didn’t notice it and told us to wait until the next appointment and see what happens. Our pediatrician believes he will need surgery to correct it. From what I’ve researched, this surgery on the eye muscle is one of the most frequently performed eye surgeries and he would recover quickly. While I, of course, don’t like the need for any surgery or pain inflicted on my kids, he will get it if he needs it. We’ll find out in March. This really wasn’t a surprise, as you can tell even from some of the pictures I’ve posted on here that his eye will turn in slightly. The boys have had colds/flu/stomach bugs all in the past month or two (as has the rest of the family) and I am looking forward to nicer weather and at least a week of a healthy house! I am very thankful that we are still eligible for the Synagis vaccine, as I credit this for keeping them away from RSV.
We have another developmental clinic in March, and the next eye doctor appointment as well. I may not update anything until then just because there’s no “news”, so just know that they are (hopefully) happy and healthy until then!
|Aaron loved the snow!|
|William did not love the snow :)|
|William's "Cheese" face|
|William, Anna, and Aaron (taken in November)|
|William and Aaron (taken in November)|