Today was Kaitlyn's vision exam. And we have good and bad news.
The good news is that her eyes don't seem to be horribly affected by having Level 3 ROP in both eyes (severe) or having laser surgery to correct it. She will likely have some peripheral vision loss, but she has to have a super special exam for that (we are working on scheduling it).
The bad news is that she is quite near-sighted (limited seeing far away). How in the world the doc can tell by holding up a glass to her eyes and looking in I have no idea; but her eyes are -4.0 in both eyes. (my eyes are -1.5/-1.75 in comparison)
Our little Kaitlyn will need glasses. How in the WORLD are we going to get her to wear them. She thinks it's fun to pull off my glasses and I can put them on her for a second (she smiles) but they are off immediately.
Any suggestions out there from other preemies needing glasses and how you got them to wear them would be much appreciated!
She's still only 13 months adjusted and too small to "realize" that they are making a difference.
On the Diet topic,
Today is Kaitlyn's 2nd day on a "Blenderized Diet" She had 1 huge vomit yesterday, but so far so good. I"ll take 1 vomit a day! She's been on baby food (via tube) for about 1.5 weeks now and we've definitely had a decrease. Still she's been getting formula at night. Tonight will be her first night with NO formula at all! Only real food that I put in her Vita-mix super duper blender (green beens, apple, flax seed, olive oil, milk, yogurt, avocado and chicken!). Yummm (just kidding - it doesn't look very good all blended up).
I'll still have to feed her through the night via pump (as we cant' get enough volume in her during the day) and the thick stuff doesn't go through the pump very easily so Mom got very little sleep last night as the pump kept alarming...Yuck.