A few months ago, while Dylan was looking up at the ceiling, I noticed that his left eye looked "off". I had been trying to point it out to people, but no one really noticed it until recently. It was almost as if his left eye would...wander, just the tiniest bit. It was beginning to concern me, plus Dylan was due for his first opthamology visit anyway, so off we went.
See...we have just recently made the big switch with our pediatrician and, well, everysingleotherdoctorthatwentalongwiththem. I have not been that pleased with Dylan's pedi as it seemed as though her experience with Down syndrome was quite minimal. I felt like I had to research information on my own and then let her know of my findings. I am reallllly not comfortable trying to be Dylan's doctor, so we switched. Not to mention, there were a couple of instances where she referred to other babies as the "normal babies" (as in, your baby is somehow abnormal?) as well as a time when she told me that we should start trying to apply for SSI because "when Dylan is older, he probably won't be able to work.". Yeah. Thanks for that. Buh-bye!
Now we are completely involved with Boston Children's Hospital (eyes, ears, heart, GI...) and I feel soooo much better about everything. I feel as though we will be receiving the very best care in this area from doctors who have loads of experience with Down syndrome. Whew! That's a relief.
And yesterday, it was about those eyes.
It appears that Dylan's left eye has some sort of nerve malfunction. This is not anything that has to do with Down syndrome, but apparently was just some kind of fluke that happened while Dylan was forming inside of me. I wish I had the technical term for it, but 1. Cassidy was in the middle of a rather embarrassing tantrum while the doctor was explaining it all to us and 2. the doctor told me that she did not want me going home and googling the term because she said that it would only cause me to worry and there was nothing at all that I could do about it anyway.
So that's what that eye wandering thing was all about. Of course, you know that I am going to call her back today and get the technical term anyway. So I can Google it. And worry.
We also found out that Dylan is near sighted but most likely won't need glasses for a few more years.
You know...I just can't wait to see how adorable he is going to look in specs! : )