Tomorrow (Wednesday) my Little Miss has an eye doctor appointment. It's her first one, but sadly its not just a routine check-up. I suspect she's getting a lazy eye, or at least the beginning stages of something similiar. When she looks at an object up close, like a spoon in front of her face, etc. one of her eyes goes in toward her nose a little bit farther than the other. And sometimes when she's sleepy, it does that too. It doesn't wander all over, its just that one contained motion, but still. Its something I need to deal with now while we have options, before it gets worse.
But dealing with a two year old in a "scary place" like a doctor's office is going to be interesting, especially since her well visit to the pedatrician (complete with shots) is still fresh in her mind from a few weeks ago. They told us to expect two hours for the appointment in full, as it has to go in stages and her eyes have to be dilated twice during the morning. Ugh.
I'm sort of dreading it, not just for the pending tantrums or tears, or attempts to entertain in a waiting room that long - but also because of the results. What if they say she needs eye surgery? (worst case) Or has to wear a patch off and on for a few weeks/months to strengthen the muscles? (best case) Or glasses??? How do you keep glasses on a two year old?? I guess there is the possibility they won't be concerned with it at all but I sort of doubt it. I'm trying not to worry, but I'm a mom, so that's what I do best. I know God will be with us regardless of the outcome, and really this isn't a HUGE deal...but big enough for me. Prayers appreciated for both of us! :)
I'll give a report Thursday...