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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...

5 comments:

sarah said...

So glad to hear about Hallie's eyes, I know it must have been a relief! That is always a good sign when doctors want to see them so far in the future that they can't even schedule the appointment. Glad to hear things are going well.

The Guinn Triplets said...

Great news on the eyes...what a relief!

And speaking of eyes - Her's are AMAZING!!! SO PRETTY, and those lashes...!

Maggie (Sarah's mom) said...

That's great news!!! She does have beautiful lashes! If maybelline starts marketing to babies, she's got a definite job offer!

Jill said...

Hooray for the eyes! John's ROP resolved itself also!

LOVE those eyes! I have a feeling she is going to use them to her advantage.....and get everything she wants from her Mama's! She deserves EVERYTHING anyway:)

PreemieMom said...

Hi! I'm so happy you've found me too. That is so funny that Beau and Hallie were born on the same day! Hallie is quite the little doll though. She's absolutely stunning.

Congratulations on her eyes. That's excellent news.

I'm a member of a preemie blog mom's site on yahoo that connects preemie parents. Its a very supportive and informational site. I think it's called preemieblogmoms if you want to petition for membership.
In the meantime, keep up the great work!
-Andrea