Thursday, July 9, 2015

Keeping an eye on things

So many posts so close together and then nothing for a while....that's the way it goes around here.

At Eden's two week check up, she was diagnosed with ptosis, a weakened eyelid. It doesn't bother her, but it could affect her vision over time. It'd been a bit of a chore getting an appointment with the pediatric ophthalmologist: she had a baby on January 30, so was on maternity leave when Eden was diagnosed; everyone we talked to said she was awesome and to wait until she was available, which wasn't until about a month ago; she's not covered under BCBS so we had to go through a three week process of getting her pre-approved. But we finally got everything together: appointment on a day when the boys have FKO and pre-approval from BCBS.

Eden had her appointment today and of course did great. She smiled and cooed at all the staff and just generally made her presence known in a sweet way. Eden's eyes are otherwise great. She has a bit of astigmatism in both eyes, but it's about the same so she won't need to have glasses right now to correct anything or keep anything from getting worse. Since Austin has astigmatism, she comes by it honestly.

Otherwise, she got a clean bill of eye health and the doctor wants to see her once a year to keep checking everything to make sure things don't get worse. Since we were pre-approved for six visits between now and June 4, we went ahead and made an appointment for June 2 or so. Good to be prepared, right?

I mentioned that my ophthalmologist said he wasn't sure if they'd even consider surgery due to her heart but the doctor today said she didn't see an issue. She said since she wouldn't recommend having surgery on Eden's eye until she's at least 4 when there's a lot more eyelid tissue to work with, and since Eden's heart surgery is going to happen in the next year, she thinks there will be no problem fixing the ptosis in a few years.

So yes, that's another surgery to schedule for Eden. Luckily, this doctor is in town and operates at Hendrick's. So we'll just have to hope that by the time Eden's ready for that surgery, they and BCBS have made up. Otherwise, we'll go through the pre-approval process again.

Everything else is good. Eden's growing so fast. She's up to 13#15 as of this morning, so probably an actual 14# by now. Which is twice her birth weight. She hit it two weeks early! Go baby! The boys are doing well, too. Reading a lot and enjoying movies at Century this summer. Austin and I have been working and keeping up with the kids. So all in all, a pretty good summer around here, though we're only half way through.

Eden's Medical Fund

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