Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Apparently, our girl's been sending us unsubtle hints.
Hope has a new obsession. Dice-K is yesterday's news. Ceiling fans are passe. Eyeglasses are all the rage. Hope leans over, snatches them off Mo's face and obsessively fiddles and diddles. More! More! Four times is never enough. She digs it so that Mo has had to teach Hope a new word to stop: No.
We're not wild about it, but Hope may soon be able to play with her own glasses.
A routine eye appointment diagnosed Hope as very near-sighted. The opthamologist thinks Hope may need glasses in a few months, when she turns 1. We were floored. Vision problems are common with CdLS kids, but Hope's focus on toys -- and earlier tests -- fooled us.
The toughest news is the kind you don't expect. Glasses aren't the end of the world, but the thought of our little girl in them at such a young age made us sad. Logistically, we're not sure how she could even wear glasses and hearing aides at the same time.
It could be worse: Tests showed equally bad vision in both eyes. That means she's not favoring one eye over the other. If she was, vision in the weak eye could continue to deteriorate.
We have some time to think about it, because we're not due back for five months. She'll be re-tested before we proceed on anything. So we move forward, shove the worries into the recesses of our minds and hope that form holds true and issues with our girl aren't as bad as they initially seem.