On Friday we noticed that Nathan's left eye started turning in and he started squinting, closing the left eye. We made an appointment with the pediatrician and she sent us to a specialist (a.k.a. QUACK!! he was a doosey!) Sometimes his eye's look ok, and when the eye turns in he squints the left eye. I just took these two pictures and you see in one he's fine but the other he's gone to squinting. These two pictures were taken in less than a minute.
Geez! But he's a handsome little man!! Can't you just hear him saying in his best Joey voice from Friends, "How you doin'??" tee hee
He has acute strabismus, to keep terms simple, lazy eye, it's just easier to say for me. The quack, I mean specialist, believes he has double vision, but his eye sight is OK for distance and such. SO...right now we are in the process of getting a second opinion. This "specialist" seems to want to do surgery like really fast. To fast for my comfort. Most of my hubby's research on the Internet shows that vision therapy could be successful if the problem is caught early on. So that is the route we're taking at the moment, until the second opinion comes through. We are patching his good eye to work the muscles in the left eye, so now I'm on a mission to get some Diego fabric and see if I can make him a Diego Eye patch because he LOVES that show!
**Disclaimer for Comments ** Thanks for listening. Not to be rude, but if you're going to comment keep it supportive. I really don't need to hear, you should have done this or you should have done that. Honestly...I've heard enough from Dr. Quack that I just needed to get this off my chest and share. I'm not asking any of you for answers. Just support. Brent and I are doing what we feel is right for Nathan. If you want to say something about how we should do something else, feel free to email me privately if you have my email. I may or may not chose to read it, depending on my feelings and stress over this issue at the moment your email comes in. I've have two good friends who have been through this in different ways that are giving me info, and I feel I know them well enough to say "ok I've heard enough now" and they'll hold off until I ask again. (thanks Skeeter and Sonya).