The best part of his day was recess even though it was raining and they had to play inside.
The girls and I had his usual, first day back to school chocolate chip cookies prepared when he arrived home.
They both had their eyes dilated then we waited, and waited and waited. Seriously, the whole waiting room was empty and the check in girl was going to lunch. I asked if she would make sure they hadn't forgotten about us. Thankfully they hadn't and we only had to wait another 30 mintues! Fortunately, I came prepared with our iPad and goldfish (would have packed a lunch had I known). Elmo singing the ABC's is Alayna's favorite thing right now.
Alayna's eyes still have a slight astigmatism and she has a slight nystagmus however, her vision is in the normal range so check up in a year for her.
However, I knew that Dariya had glasses in Ukraine (even though she never wore them) but, what I was unprepared for is how bad her vision really is! Oh my goodness the poor girl's eyes are worse than mine (which my uncorrected vision is really poor). Bless her I felt so bad that she has been functioning without glasses this whole time. Now we are trying to find frames that will fit her
We have a name of a type of glasses (Erin's world) that are specifically made for kids with ds but, so far nobody in town that carries them is covered by our insurance. Go figure! Will keep trying and hopefully she will be seeing 20/20 in no time! Any ds mamas out there that have any other good frames to try let us know please.
Dariya also has an astigmatism in one eye and that one eye isn't working as hard as the other. We will try the glasses first but if it doesn't self correct she will need some patching.
Dariya will go back in 2 months for a follow up with her new glasses. Prayerful she will gladly wear them.
Next appointment August 24th: Cardiology for Dariya to access her heart status!