Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kate's eye

Today we had an appointment with the pediatric opthamologist. She has a 'lazy eye' which has a real technical name which I don't remember but is the result of a muscular imbalance. The amazing thing is that it is very likely this eye thing that causes her neck tilt. So interesting.

But, the result of the appointment is that Kate will need surgery on her eye in about a month. If it was going to get better on it's own, it would have by now. If we leave it too long, it can cause problems in brain development. We have a pre-op appointment on Sept. 4th and the surgery is scheduled for the 9th.

I'm trying not to freak out too much.


Shan said...

It's heart wrenching to hear your baby needs surgery and it is so hard not to freak out. I feel for you.

Erika said...

Amblyopia. The good news is she's over a year, so anesthetic risk is good. Not to say that we're all going to be holding our breaths during surgery but I know she'll do great! Glad you got in to see the peds ophtho guy. I hope he's likable / trustable. But I'm gonna be sad if the crazy head tilt goes away!

Matt and Heather said...

Beth, my heart goes out to you! It's okay to freak out a little - that's what good moms do, in moderation of course. Matt and I will keep you three in our thoughts and we'll look forward to updates and hopefully some rad eyepatch photos!!!