Friday, February 27, 2009
PJ Day and the latest news...
Today was pj day at Jack's preschool. He has been talking about this day all week long...who knew that being allowed to wear pj's to school would be so exciting??? He chose to wear lightning McQueen pj's (go figure) and has had them layed out all week. This morning when I woke him to get ready for school, he jumped straight out of the bed and gave me the biggest hug when I told him that he gets to wear the pj's. He was completely ready to go in record time. :) Jack enjoyed today so much and loved telling me all about the pj's his friends wore to school.
On a more serious note...Jack has worn glasses now for almost 2 years. He has had some problems that Jason and I have noticed since he was a baby, but were hopeful that he would "out grow" them. When he did not, we took him to an eye Dr. Well after nearly 2 years of the run around and our 3rd doctor we FINALLY have someone who recognizes how serious that the matter is and also recognizes how quickly we must act on this. Jack was diagnosed with a condition known as amblyopia...or "lazy eye" It has gotten really bad over the last few months and that is why I took him to someone who specializes in treating children with this condition. Like I said, I knew his "lazy eye" had become worse, but I was not prepared to hear just how bad. Turns out that because the eye has not been working and depending totally on the good eye, he has almost lost all vision in the "lazy eye" (I refuse to call it the bad eye, because it is going to improve) Jack only has limited side vision out of his "lazy eye". I was told that there is limited time left to correct this, but it can be done. SO what do we have to do??? For the next 3 months, Jackson must wear a patch over his good eye everyday for 8-10 hours. So pretty much the entire time Jackson is awake he must wear the patch. He has been such a trooper about it. Of course he complains about it a little but we have come up with an award system. Each day that he wears the patch for the amount of time required he gets a smiley face sticker on the chart. After 7 consecutive stickers, Jack gets to go to the store and choose a prize. That usually is motivation enough for him to keep it on. I thought the hard part was going to be making him wear the patch, but so far that has not been the case. Each day he chooses what super hero I draw on his patch (the patch is just plain tan) So glad he appreciates stick figures because I am not an artist :) The hard part is that Jack can not see since the good eye is covered up...therefore he is depending a lot on me. I do not mind that at all, but I feel so bad for him. As a mommy, I just want to take this on myself so that he does not have to suffer...sounds so much like the gospel huh? Jesus bore the pain of my sins so that I did not have to. I wish I could do that for my baby, but I can't. So I am asking my faithful blog readers to please pray for Jack. Please pray specifically for the "patching" to work and we can move on to the next step in correcting this condition. Thank you.
Now for the latest update:
Since my last post, Jason's ETA has changed, I believe, about 3 times. Go figure huh? We got new day/times today so I have adjusted my schedule once again. I just love being "flexible" ha ha.....Anyway, I do see the light of this long deployment tunnel. And soon I will be with my man :) I will keep you posted as I know more.