Now I have to admit that I have never been so happy in my life as I am being a mom to river but I also have never been so stressed in my life, how can something make you want to burst with happiness and cry or lose sleep with the amount of stress and worry she causes? Not very many people know what has happened with her so I guess I will start from the beginning. When river was born her eyes drifted really far apart in an outward direction I was told that it would correct itself by 3 months, well three months came and went and still there was this drifting that didn't seem to get better so we went to a children's ophthalmologist and they said that she had to have surgery and that it may be a neurological problem. I went home bawling and feeling so hopeless, they also told us to start patching her eyes to try to strengthen them a bit. After MANY prayers and priesthood blessing and patching everyday her eyes had pretty much corrected themselves (totally unheard of when the eyes drift outward) I was so happy and excited to go back to the eye doctor at 6 months and show her the progress. The doctor was shocked at the progress and started her eye exam, just when I thought all was fine we found what is called a rotary nystagmus... This is where her eyes shake and since it wasn't present at birth it is most likely caused by something neurologically meaning she could have a tumor, developing ms or other scary disorders. Now I'm not saying that she for sure has any of these things but these are the most common reasons for nystagmus to appear in people. We had an appointment with a children's neurologist yesterday and she advised us to do an MRI so we will hopefully be doing that next week and are praying that there won't be anything wrong with our beautiful baby girl. I'm so grateful for the power of prayer and blessings, I will let everyone know how it goes.
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