Thursday, May 13, 2010

Specialist du jour: Pediatric Opthomologist

Sophia survived her first eye dr visit. Long story short, the dr didn't know what was on her eye either. He said things can just fly into the eye and get "stuck" which appears to be what happened. He dilated her to make sure there was nothing going on other than the obvious blob, and did a quick eye exam on her. I asked when infants usually get their first eye exam and he said "for her, today." So we can check that off the list:)

He was able to get the blob off of her eye (after using some numbing meds) with just a q-tip. He warned us though, that if it was going to require some poking and prodding then he would take her to the OR and do it under general anesthesia. My mommy radar sounded at hearing "OR" and I freaked a little, but luckily it didn't come to that. However, he had to use a speculum to keep her eye open for the procedure. She screamed, and screamed, and screamed. I finally had to sit down b/c I couldn't take it. Luckily, Dan stayed strong and was at her side while I played the whimp.

We have eye drops to use for 3 days to prevent infection, but otherwise we're in the clear unless she's showing obvious distress.

Next stop, physical therapy tomorrow at 1.

1 comment:

Fran said...

Wowow! Poor little Sophia! I can imagine it was hard to be there and see her so distressed! good thought that the doctor managed to remove the blob, really strange I wonder what it was. Much love, Fran