Friday, March 6, 2009

Dr Doom and Gloom...


Yesterday was Evelyn's second appointment with the eye doctor. I like to refer to him as Dr. Doom and Gloom. He is straight forward and to the point but seems to care very little about the emotional side of his work. He is very honest about his opinion which I do like but personality wise I prefer all of her other doctors over him.
We did have some encouraging news however, he feels her vision is good and that there is no need for glasses at this time. He has however recommended surgery to pull her eyes to the right. She tends to focus to the left at this point. Which he has said that if it is left untreated will result in a head tilt. He recommended that the surgery be done at some point in the next 6 months to a year but that we didn't need to rush into it. We are due to see him again in 6 months unless we feel that it is affecting her walking ability in which case we can go in sooner.
I think at this point we will be getting a second opinion. Not that I don't believe his diagnosis but we are talking about a vital piece of the little one, her eyes! I will be talking to her pediatrician next week for another referral. If my Internet research is correct than there are 4 other pediatric opthamologist in town and 7 more in the state.
I hope everyone had a great week, TGIF! It's off to the beach for us this weekend the temps will be in the upper 70s Whoo hoo! :)

3 comments:

Eric said...

have a great weekend!

unblinkingeye designs said...

Damn! I wanted to see precious Miss Evie in some stylin' eyewear. Guess I'll have to get her some of the "fashion" non-prescription kind ;)

Maegan said...

Glad to hear you guys finally got some good news on the glasses... although... they're not too bad- and I agree- she would be pretty stinking cute in a lil pair! Baby playdate in the near future? BTW- the blog looks too cute!