We went to the eye doctor today, because the baby’s left eye doesn’t always move like it should and the pupils don’t always change.
We also had to check, since it had been six months, on her eye shape and the weeping tears from being on and off oxygen.
He said she does have mild fourth nerve palsy on the left, which is her cerebral palsy affected side as well, but that it is very mild and being on oxygen right now is good to keep it from it getting worse.
He said her eye shape is excellent, and there seems to be no residual damage from being on oxygen that he can find. This is excellent news! He said she’s on an oxygen level just fine for her eyes, and he agrees with the plan for when and how much to turn it up. This is a relief, and it’s good to get good news for her!
That’s her picking up her cup for the first time ever! She was as surprised as I was! Getting four kinds of drops – twice – made her more motivated for some comfort, I think! You can see the eye in the picture is not quite in the right place. It looks lazy or crossed, but the cause is different (because of oxygen issues).
She looks so good that he doesn’t need to see her again for a year.
That’s the first time anyone said that to this baby! Go, Baby, Go!