Monday, October 18, 2010

Giggle Giggle!

Hazel is such a giggle monster lately!

Update on today's appointments:

Gus went back to the eye doctor this afternoon. Over the last two weeks we have noticed him twitching one of his eyes repeatedly, his right eye. Some days we hardly notice it, others, like today, he does it constantly. The eye doctor assured us that at this point, he is awfully young for Turrets Syndrome, and she wants to start treatment of it by adjusting his prescription. I wasn't at the appointment, but she told Josh that his blinking is probably related to his vision, and not him acquiring a tick. Gus will now have to wear bifocals, with farsighted prescriptions on both top and bottom. The bottom will be stronger than his current prescription (which will be on the top of the lens) in hopes of continued correction of his still crossing eye and any strain it is causing his other (blinking) eye. She did not say that he needs surgery, but did say that that could be an option at some point. This was the first time she brought up surgery, which wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing- sometimes more aggressive treatment is best. He gets his new lenses on Friday, although they are very very expensive, we can at least still use the same frames. He did have to have his eyes dilated again, and he goes back in twelve weeks for a follow up. Luckily, that will be in January, when we will finally be able to pick up eye insurance. Then, as his prescription needs adjusted and new lenses or frames need purchased, we can at least have some insurance. Gus's eyes might just be something we really have to watch over the next few years, or his childhood, or his whole life. It's hard to say. We can only take it a day at a time. He can see, so we are thankful for that.

I did finally go to the doctor today for the headaches I've been having over the last six months. They are apparently migraines. I'm going to try a daily medicine, as well as one I take at the onset of the headache, and I go back in three weeks for a follow up. If the medicine doesn't help, she said an MRI is the next step, but I have met my deductible this year when I had Hazel, so it wouldn't be a bad time to get that done I guess. Hopefully the medicine works and that is that. Mainly, she thinks I need more sleep, less stress, etc. Well how is that supposed to happen with my schedule and two little ones?

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