I figured since she is having surgery tomorrow (yes, finally scheduled! We even have a time: 12 p.m. at Children's in DC.), perhaps we should do a little before and after. So, here is before:
Oh, wait, I meant before glasses and patching! If her eye seems lazy now, well, you should have seen it when. The nugget had almost no muscle control in her left eye. The glasses helped, but she was still frustrated by her inability to have it not drift off. The patching ...now that really did the trick.
Wearing a patch on her right eye, 5 days a week for 9 months increased her eye strength incredibly. However, still not quite where it should be. See how it still slides a bit up and left?
Here is the final before photograph. Honestly, the difference between her eyes (face, whole kit and caboodle) between infancy and now is just astonishing. I'm not sure I could be any more surprised by the outcome of tomorrow's (oops, TODAY'S) surgery, but I'll try. (Oh, am I up late? I'm just a bit nervous about the procedure...but she's not, and that's key.) It will be very interesting to see if we also have to get a new prescription (expensive I'm sure, but anything for my nugget, right?).
Speaking of expensive (okay, not that expensive), on the suggestion of a reader/friend/fellow FS spouse, I decided to get Kelsey a little post-surgical treat. Hopefully, Friday or Saturday, these will arrive in the mail (sssh!):
Bet she has no trouble seeing those, hot pink or not! Now, off to bed so we can wake up in time for the big day...oh, and don't forget, if anyone asks, she's out of school because she's sick. Apparently, she even fake coughed a bit at school today...that's my girl!