Friday, October 7, 2011

Eye Appointment

Me: Addison doesn't keep her glasses on for more than 30 seconds at a time.

Eye Doctor: That's pretty typical for her age.

Me: Do you have any suggestions on how I can help teach her to keep them on?

Eye Doctor: She'll be better in a year.

Me: But what about now?

Eye Doctor: Just keep doing what you're doing.

Me: Right now she doesn't wear them very much because she keeps taking them off.

Eye Doctor: Right.

Me: So what should I do?

Eye Doctor: Nothing.

Me: But she's not wearing her glasses.

Eye Doctor: Yep.

Me: But you said she can't see without them.

Eye Doctor: She can't.

Me: So what should I do?

Eye Doctor: What you've been doing.

Me: I've been giving in.

Eye Doctor: Good for you.

Me: What?

Eye Doctor: Just keep encouraging her to wear them.

Me: How?

Eye Doctor: The way you have been.

Me. That hasn't been working.

Eye Doctor: Great.

Me: What can I do?

Eye Doctor: Nothing.

(Thought you should hear that conversation before you see tomorrow's headline: Pediatric Opthamologist found strangled in office with a tiny pair of pink glasses; police assume she didn't see this coming.)

The truly ironic thing is- Addison actually kept her glasses on the ENTIRE appointment. Stinker.

Her eye muscle surgery is scheduled for November 9th.

(Next time I try to take BOTH kids to a doctor's appointment and a lab blood draw....someone please strangle extremely stressful)

(I bet you thought I wasn't going to post today....first chance I've had all day to actually get on my computer...but I made there)


  1. babe-parenting lesson #1
    the kids ALWAYS make you look like a matter what...
    so what happens after surgery? is she cool? or will you need to patch her for a bit?

  2. What NAPM said. They always make us look like fools!

  3. They only patch if she isn't using one of her eyes. She's using both of her eyes- just not together. After the surgery they're hoping that her brain will take over and fix the problem- no patching needed. (It actually sounds like a pretty fast recovery)

  4. Exhibit A= little pink glasses Hahahaha to funny. I have struggled along taking both my little boys to appointments. Actually often they are double booked with the same person opthamologist, ENT, podiatrist etc. But after 2.5 years of doing it, it has finally become IMPOSSIBLE mostly cause Owen can't sit still and is usually at the door trying to get out of the room and Cy asks me 5 questions every freakin second "why does triceratops have 3 horns ?" can I have a biscuit" why is that door locked" "do they have a toy train here?" Is it my turn yet? Its impossible to listen to what the person we are there to see say. Now I have to get another adult to come with me OR I have to split the appointments for the each of the boys which I am not doing as there are already 2 many appoinments on our calander! Anyway just want to say I hear ya appointments with 2 littles is whacky-do

  5. I know the feeling... Selah had her 4 month checkup today, and I had to take Cassidy and Lauren along. It was a circus! Don't need to workout after a trip like that! lol

  6. Brave woman...even with one being a newborn that is nearly impossible...that's why I bring along Grammy or leave the older two with Daddy!

  7. Many years ago I had a foster child that had to wear glasses at 1 year. I made a harness to keep them on. It consisted of a piece of ribbon (or any trim) with a loop on each end for the leg of the glasses that went across the top of his head just in front of his ears and another piece with a loop on each end that went on the back of the head and connected to the back curved part of the glasses legs then a piece of ribbon sewn to the middle of each of those pieces connecting them. It kind of looked like a big H. Hope this helps, it worked for us. Bonnie

  8. Haha, laughed my butt off reading this!!! Thats great you have such a helpful Doctor...Just keep doing what you're doing Deanna! lol


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