Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The doctor says... More Patching

So, since at her last eye doctor visit, things didn't go as well as planned. We learned Belle would be patching again and also is due for new glasses. So, after dilating her eyes at home we went in prepared for whatever the doctor would tell us. 

Verdict:  Patching daily. 6-8 hours a day. 

Re-check in 1 month and at that time we'll consider getting new glasses. Her prescription has changed but he wants her to get back in the patching routine first.

Belle was upset and teary about it. She said her friends won't like her anymore. I said that isn't true and that they'd like her just the same. We recently received some patches from Krafty Eye Patches which have her excited about patching again and she is going to ask her friends to make and decorate patches for her.  We also took our eye patch tree out of the closet and hung it back up on the doorway for her to earn prizes for patching.

I told her we'd start patching tomorrow (hopefully the dilation will be reduced by then), but she asked to do a little before dinner.  She decorated a patch and put it on while we went outside to walk the dog together.  It isn't the best patch activity but I could tell she just wanted to wear it and be with me.   It was all good until one of the neighborhood children who was outside playing called her "One Eye" which hurt her feelings.   Conveniently the patch "fell off" her face a few minutes after that.  I didn't make a big deal of it. 

Tomorrow will be a new day.

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