Monday, March 26, 2012
I have been remiss in updating the blog. Belle had been doing great.. So great. We had gone a streak of 8 months with no patch! This is the longest we've gone, but it seemed like we had climbed a mountain and hit the top. I had gotten too comfortable.
Unfortunately we got pushed back down again today. Darn it!
Belle had her re-check today at her eye doctors and was so excited to go back. It is amazing how quick a child's excitement can do a 180! Well, after the assistant did her screening, I knew where the appointment was headed . I remained hopeful and figured, she just needed some new glasses. It had been almost a year since she got new glasses (8 months).
When her doctor came in the room he engaged her and encouraged her to try again. In the past she sometimes performs a bit better for him than she does for the assistants. I remained hopeful. No such luck.
Our patch-free(dom) streak has come to an end.
4 hours a day.
I think our course of action will be 2 hours at school (during morning academics) and then 2 hours after school. This way she can still be safe during recess, gym, etc and on the bus. This way she can still do some after school sports (ice hockey, roller hockey, dance, etc) and not be patching from the minute she gets home until the minute she goes to bed.
Belle cried on the drive home.
When she got home she pulled out her bag of patches and started looking through them. I already put a call into her teacher.
Here we go again.
I remain hopeful.
Someday she will beat this!