Pediatric Opthamologist

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!

  

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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