...for my family that is.
We patched her for 6 months, and then for the following 6 months we reduced the time to half. Then for these past 6 months, we have done nothing as her eye was as good as it would get without surgery. 6 months ago, and yesterday, both her eyes wander equally. What this means is both her eyes are working together, and are at equal strength. I asked if there was anything we could do to help strengthen her eyes even more, so they don't wander at all, and the doctor said, just in her normal day-to-day life she will use them more and strengthen them, but this is probably where she will stay (or according to the text books, some times it does get a little worse). Her eyesight is 20/20, so she does not need glasses. What we may face though is surgery when she is 4 or 5 years old. I'm thankful this isn't a decision we need to make today. Basically its a matter of cosmetics. You do see her eye wander, that is true, but days will go by and I don't notice it at all! It is one of those things that we may need to make a decision for her now on her behalf that she would want to make if she was old enough. In other words, when she is a young woman, she may want her eye to be fixed and not wander at all, you know what I mean? So we have a few years, and as with O's asthma, I believe God can heal her little eye. Of course, there is a very large part of us that wants to think we can raise her to be content in how God made her, and that we can explain that we thought it would be best to not take any risks with eye surgery when a simple blink for her fixes it. The Lord will lead us.
Well, fall decorations never were put up the other day. Too much weeding and yard work to do first. We found out my son O is a terrific edger, and he is making our flower beds look so neat! He also LOVES manual labor, and I want to encourage it as much as possible. If we do much of the prep work now, next spring it will be easier on us as we will have a little girl to get to know :) I'd like to do as much now with the flower beds, so next spring, we can get a load of mulch delivered and put in some pretty flowers (or bribe my parents to do it with a meal or something :) I'm sure if I can't get them to do the planting, they too will like to hold that little girl while I do some gardening :) ) This weekend though, Daddy will pull down the fall decorations for us, and we'll start making it look more like fall around here!
Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy time with your family and worshipping our Lord on Sunday!