Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Jeepers Creepers, How Are Them Peepers?
Those of you who know Hallie know precisely how much of a social butterfly/busy-body she is. If there's action happening anywhere (particularly human action), she's all over it. And no one I know fights sleep more than Hallie does; she'll do anything to keep her eyes open and would sleep without shutting them if she could. (In fact, last night, she was tracking Sharon with her eyes CLOSED---very weird). And if you dare try putting her down before she's totally out, she pops open those amazing peepers and bats those maybe-they're-maybelline lashes at you and smiles.
Anyway, given all of this, we suspected that her ROP had resolved itself and that her eyesight, at least for now, is very good. But then again one never knows, and we are aware that preemies have a clever way of compensating for stuff like this. So we weren't sure what to expect from our appointment today with the pediatric opthamologist.
To make a long story short: we were pleased to find out that her eyes are fine. Her vision is age-appropriate (she's a bit farsighted) and there is no evidence of scarring on her retina. We don't have to go back to see the eye doctor until she's a year old corrected---WOO HOO!!!---we actually have an appointment that is so far off in the future that we can't even schedule it for another three months. That's a first...
Posted by abby at 8:46 PM