Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Dr. Buckley said....

These are two STRONG eyes!

Yippee! We had a great visit to see Whit's boyfriend yesterday. (Even though we were in there for two hours...specialists.) Her vision is wonderful. She is 20/25 in both eyes. That's the best that she has EVER seen in her life. I was so thrilled to hear it.

When she looks far to her left, her right eye still doesn't go all the way, so he said we'll have to see what happens with those muscles over the next several months. Yikes--I took that to mean he is pondering yet another surgery, but I'm not going to stress over that yet.

So, the plan is to cut back on patching. He wants us to patch two hours a day every day instead of all day every other day. I'm still trying to figure out when will be the best time to do that. I don't want her to have to patch at school, so I think we'll try for after her nap. Here's my dilemma: I don't want to spend 5-10 minutes decorating patches that are only going to be worn for 2 hours! Time to simplify. I'm seeing lots of Hello Kitty and Dora patches in her future. I've gotten pretty fast at both of those.

Here are what might be some of the last elaborate patches
...if I can get away with it.
My little pony

Junior Asparagus and Laura Carrot

Bob the Tomato with Junior

We'll try the two-hour patching routine for the next three months and go back to see him in December.


g & g hiatt said...

We LOVE the closeup of those beautiful eyes. Congratulations, Whitney; you're one great gal!

Just a thought: if Whitney likes
stickers, maybe you could get a bunch of them and let her pick out one or two to wear on her patch for two hours that day. Of course it wouldn't be nearly as personal a touch as your art work, but it might save some time/labor.

Anyway, we're thrilled at the good news.
Our love to you all.

GiGi said...

So glad to hear the good news!! Does Whitney have her ears pierced?
Glad Brandon is enjoying school!

Grandma Sweat said...

What great news about Whitney!! We're so thrilled - Love Bob the Tomato with Junior - Grandpa Hiatt's suggestion was cute - that's a great idea - Hello Kitty is still one of my favorites - but whatever you do is so adorable - how about a picture of an iron and a picture of a pound of hamburger?
Love you all - 15 more days to seeing you in person!
Grandma Sweat

Laurie said...

You are one mighty fine artist. I love the drawings. Sure hope the positive improvements hold!

Kel said...

Hooray for Whitney! And her baby browns!

Marianne said...

I was wondering the same thing about pierced ears!

She does look beautiful!

Natalie said...

Yay that is fabulous! And she does have beautiful eyes! Those veggie tale patches are too cute!

sandy said...

Yay! Glad things are going well! I love the Veggie Tales patches - how cute is that!

Ang said...

Good news! She does have the most gorgeous eyes. Love the closeup.