Well...it's not good. Not good at all!
I am just so tired of life handing me all these bad things at once! I am not trying to be whiney here, I know things could be ALOT worse and other people have WAY worse problems than I do...but first I lose my precious Merlin in May, then in August I find out I am losing the job I have had for 14 years due the plant closing and going to Mexico, then I find out I have a tumer which will require surgery, (which THANK GOD was NOT cancerous), then I find out my brother and his wife are splitting up after almost 40 years of marriage, and now Amber's eye!!!!! I can't take much more, honestly!
The Dr. said she has nerve damage in the left eye. She was just born with it...the Dr. said it isn't anything I did or didn't do during pregnancy, it just happens sometimes. It is noone's fault.
Anyway...she will never see right out of that eye and there is no surgery that can correct this nerve damage. They can however do a surgery when she is older...maybe 5 or 6, to correct the fact that this bad eye wants to drift to the center alot of the time...(that is if it doesn't correct itself by then) but this surgery will do absolutely nothing for her actual sight in that eye. So at least she will "look" normal and kids won't make fun of her....and the eye may correct itself as far as wanting to be in the corner so much...but the damaged nerves.....there is nothing they can do. And until she is old enough to cover her good eye and read a chart with the bad eye, they cannot tell the extent of the damage or how bad her vision in that eye rerally is. She may only see things a bit fuzzy out of that eye, but then again she may be pretty much blind in it.
And glasses will not help. I kept saying to the Dr....why can't she just have glasses when she is older that have an extremely high prescription on the left side and then she could see normally in that eye....but finally the Dr. got it through my head that the problem that people have that is corrected with glasses is not the same problem.....they do not have nerve damage....so a high prescription lense will do nothing.
The ONLY thing they can offer us, that may or may not help at all, is to patch her good eye for 3-4 hours every day for a month...forcing her to use that bad eye to see with....if there is any sight in it at all...forcing her to use it will strengthen that. It won't make it good...she will never have good vision in that eye...but if the vision in that eye isn't completely gone...it will make what vision she does have in it better...in other words...if it is very fuzzy right now....patching the good eye and forcing her to use the bad eye will make it stronger to where maybe the vision won't be nearly as fuzzy and she may be able to see quite a bit better with it. But it will never be normal.
We have to do this patching thing for one month then go back and retest. If there is no improvememt, it means she is pretty much blind in that eye and it is hopless. If there is some improvement, they will up the time she has to wear the patch on the good eye from 3-4 hours to 6-8. It won't correct it, but anything that helps it at all is better than nothing!!!!!!]
The Dr. said if they find she is pretty much blind in the one eye, she can still function normally, as she will never have known any different...she will never have known what it is like to see out of both eyes, so she will adjust, but if anything ever happens to her good eye...an accident, or bad infection...she would be pretty much blind.
So now imagine me trying to keep a patch on one eye of a 14 month old baby!!!!!!!!!!!
She will throw a fit, pull it off...etc.....*sigh* but at least we will have some idea of what kind of vision she does have in that eye...if she seems to see alright...there may be some hope of it not being so bad....but if she can't see where she is going or to pick up her toys...........
Prayers would be appreciated, I know God can heal her.