Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pray for the Patch

Molly had an appointment with her pediatric eye doctor in Austin yesterday. Things went well. Since she has been diagnosed with her eye condition 1 year ago, she has steadily been improving her bad eye. This time that had leveled out, meaning since her last appointment in September, things had not really improved. So.....we have to patch her good eye for 1 hour every day. He says she is not going to like it because her good eye is covered, so basically she won't be able to see much at all. But we have to do it to strengthen her bad eye.

Mommy: Molly you get to wear a patch just like a pirate.
Molly: No, I don't want to.
Mommy: It will be fun.
Molly: No, I never want to. I'm not.


Mommy: Come'on let's give it a try
Molly: I have a bad feeling about this

She wore it for a while last night but said she couldn't see. This morning she woke up not wanting it again. I explained to her that she only had to wear it for 1 hour, that's like 2 Doras! Not to school, not around friends, etc. Daddy suggested that she decorate her patch with jewels, etc. Good thinking Daddy! So we'll see how this goes.

Please say a prayer for Molly that she cooperates. This is important in her not having to have surgery on her eye and for her future use of her eye!

Have a great weekend!


Unknown said...

I had to wear a patch when I was just a little older than Molly is(and I did have to wear it to school :( no fun!)...It wasn't fun, and back then it was adhesive...I had to wear it all day long and remember having no eyebrow on one side for a long time. I am praying that she cooperates and doesn't have to do this long. I think the jewels are a fabulous idea!!!

brickmomma said...

What a man you have...the jewels are a fabulous idea!!!

Hope you guys had a fun date tonight.....though I see you commented on my blog just a bit ago.....shame ;)

Jen Crane said...

oh my gosh - i am laughing so hard - i can so hear the exchange between you & molly :) maybe you should wear one too to show her how cool it can look!!! :)

miss y'all and love you!!

jen & the girls