Friday, December 24, 2010

The eyes continue to improve

Boy are we glad! Randy saw the eye doctor Monday and got a great report.  Not only is he using both eyes, he is using them together!!!  We are reducing his patching from 2-2.5 hours Monday-Friday to 2-2.5 hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  If he continues to use them together with this amount of patching, then we will try no patching.

I am so grateful for his current opthamologist.  Although he does not freely explain as much as I would like (he makes me ask sooooo many questions) and we disagree about vision therapy, I respect that he has always valued my sons quality of life.  I felt like his first opthamologist looks at his scans (brain), looked at his history, and wrote him off.  He kept saying "his eyes are fine" when it was pretty obvious that they were not.  His current opthamologist also cares how Randy appears to the world.  He wants to surgically align Randy's eyes before he reaches kindergarten.  So we will continue with his plan to patch to strengthen the vision, and surgery in the next year or so to align his eyes.

And I will pursue vision therapy, without his blessing.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Conversation: On the way to daycare

Me: Randy what are you going to do at daycare today?
Randy: I go daycare.
Me: Are you going to play with Michael, Payton, and Dakota?
Randy: I play Michael.... uh, Munoz
Me: Munoz is not at daycare.
Randy: Munoz at Daddy's house.

LOL.  He watches Yo Gabba Gabba in the basement with Daddy every evening.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Look Ma, no hands!

That is Randy on the swing in gymnastics.  It was the first time that the little ones have used it.  There were three kids in class that day.  The little girls in the glass seemed to like it a little, but Randy LOVED the swing.  He had this huge belly laugh and cried when he had to get off (she gave him a second turn).

Randy has been in gymnastics since August.  It has been a great addition to his therapies.  We are in the Mom n' Tots class; it starts at 15 months.  There is a 2/3 class and a 4/5 class.  We started in this class because he was not walking in August.  The first couple of classes consisted of me dragging him from station to station and putting him through all the paces.  His teacher and I talked about moving him up.  We both agree that maturity wise he is ready.  He is able to follow directions and take turns much better than his classmates; but he is also 6-12 months older than they are.  Physically though, he is still behind these much younger peers.  The coach and I plan to move him up when he turns 3.  She will be moving some of her older girls in the 2/3 class and thinks that he will do great.  There are two instructors in the class. I am so proud of him.

Friday, December 10, 2010

5:45 p.m.

Someone missed their nap today.