Once again I have disappointed myself.
Zhen and Theo went to the eye doctor today. Finally.
It seems like we have been running ragged ever since they came home. Why didn't I get them to the eye doc sooner? Well, now it's done and we seem to have a long road ahead.
I'm a little fuzzy on what happened there this morning because I got sucker punched by the doc very early on during our visit. After that it was very hard to pay full attention.
The doc probably thought that it was a compliment to tell me that since Zhen only has mild facial features of "Down's" and that his case of "Down's" is not as severe. huh?
I had to make a quick decision. Do I say "What did you just say to me?" or do I keep my mouth shut and get through the appointment. I chose the latter. Fail.
Here's the big deal, Zhen has a cataract. I didn't think it was a big deal, just something to watch, ya know? No. It's BIG deal. He needs surgery to remove it before his brain gives up even trying to see out of that bad eye.
The doc wasn't sure if we could handle the recovery and rehab that he would need for the next several years. It will be a pain, for sure, but it's always been our goal to give our children every opportunity to be successful and preserving his sight is no exception. I have much to learn and think about. Quickly! Time to put my internet research nerd hat on again.
Oh yeah, Theo gets glasses, too. No drama with him this time. :)
In case you care I have another son who needs knee surgery, immediately. Probably Wednesday. Another son is sick in bed and we'll be lucky if we don't all get it!