Thursday, June 03, 2010

Moral Support

When you have a twin brother, you are soul mates. The Twin Condition is something I cannot understand... I cannot fathom how it is to never be alone from the start, to always from the very moment of conception, to be part of a team... magical!

John has amblyopia (lazy eye). We have known since last August but despite our best efforts, John won't wear his patch, we tried and tried, his therapists tried too but no go.
It's been a few days since we visited our eye doctor and got his glasses prescription changed...and she stressed once again how close we are to losing his eyesight because of the amblyopia... There is no surgery to fix this... it's a perfectly healthy, intact eye, that just can't see...
So we turned to patching again full force. John hates it :( But the Bakugan at the end of each day is a big motivator for him (thankfully we get the cheap Chinese type that costs $2 or so because I can't afford the 7 Euros the original costs lol).

This morning John was a little resistant to patching which is natural because he simply cannot see through his bad eye... but Cody came to the rescue.

Talk about moral support! Cody cried and cried until he got his eye patched too... for the sake of his brother... not only that but he clowned around with him too so John would forget the itching...

These two really make you want your very own twin, don't they??


brightfamfarm said...

When Ethan had this issue and patching was out of the question they used drops to dilate the good eye, so that the lazy eye had to do the work....we did this for several months and have never again had a problem, and never had to fight with patching.

Tina Kewy said...

Thanks Becky!! I will ask about that... good idea!! :)
This morning again was a huge struggle. It took me a good ten minutes, with the patch stuck to my forefinger, until I convinced John to wear it...

I Designed My Own Blog at Sour Apple Studio DIY