Last week, Nathaniel had an appointment with his ophthalmologist and as expected, we scheduled surgery to correct his strabismus on May 10th. I’m not too concerned with the procedure. I worked for an ophthalmologist for over 10 years and kinda-assisted this specific doctor in an in-office-procedure. He is quick and awesome. I know the results completely outweigh the risks. Plus we only have one pediatric ophthalmologist in town and he does so many of these procedures a week. This past Friday Nathaniel rolled onto his stomach on purpose and did it many times through out the weekend. Plus, he’s been tolerating “tummy time” so much better and has somehow figured out a way to wiggle his way around the living room. I anticipate some crawling soon because he tries to bring his knees up to his stomach. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or if it’s because his therapies have been bumped up or because I found some flat sturdy shoes and is being forced/pushed to stand more or if it’s because I have been doing compressions more frequently…..what ever it is, it’s working. He will be getting a standing chair within the next 2 weeks and hopefully with that he’ll have better trunk control. I’m gonna continue to push him. Hopefully, my next update will be that he is walking 🙂

 

2 Responses to Nathaniel’s visit to the Ophthalmologist and then some!

  1. Heather says:

    It’s hard to know what triggers their development, but it sounds like you’re doing all the right things. We’ve seen good results with the stander, so it’s good to hear you have one coming your way. Can’t wait to hear a walking announcement!

  2. shirley bidnick says:

    You are such an attentive and diligent mom. As I’ve told you, I did not know Rochelle had WHS until she was 10 years old. I had no expectations for her development. I just watched her unfold and was incredibly grateful for any progress she made. It will be exciting to see how Nathaniel progresses with all the help you give him.

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