Friday, November 14, 2008

Better than expected

No one has called about C. I am shocked. I did head off one call by calling my parents and telling them first before I posted. I guess I just didn't put enough faith that they wouldn't blow up. Now if I would have mentioned the nerve palsy I think that would have set them all off.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Posted about the eye stuff on the private blog. Don't try to call us tonight.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

To tell or not

First things first, the second opinion went far better. It lasted an hour. Dr. C did a bunch of tests and really spent time with C and us. C had to have his eyes dilated again and it got to be nap time so he wasn't happy at the end, but overall he did well. Dr. C said he saw NO SIGNS of a muscle or nerve palsy. This was wonderful news. He did see that he is farsighted. His left eye is greater than his right and that is why his left eye turns in more. Dr. C said that if it is 3 or less they normal grow out of it and don't need glasses later in life. C is at 3 for the left and 2 for the right. Otherwise his eyes look perfectly normal and healthy inside. Dr. C told me the other Dr has a rough bedside manner, but he is a good Dr. Whatever dude! Dr. C was very good and very thorough. I trust him and his opinion totally. He said we will look at C again in 6 months. Works for us.

Now, Rich & I have had this discussion on whether to tell the families or not. Part of me says yes so they know not to get in his face to try and get his attention. It will not work. Part of me says no because then we are going to get bombarded with calls all the time. That is what the other blog was for, so we didn't have to call after every appt and milestone. Everyone can read it on their own. I guess it is for selfish reasons I don't want to share the news with our families. I like my evenings to be peaceful and stress-free.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My turn now

I have had two migraines (my first two ever) in less than two weeks so I had to go to the Dr today. She said I need to cut down on the caffeine, chocolate and get a low glare thing for the computer. She gave me samples if they start again. If I have two in less than 1 month, I will have to have a head CT done. She is hoping it will just be some blip on the screen and they will go away. Dr said they are classic migraines.

But my blood pressure was high both times it was taken there. Hypertension as well as migraines run in the family. I have to start eating better, checking my BP and taking care of myself. So I guess I am jumping on the bandwagon with everyone else trying to loose weight and get in better shape. This is good motivation though. I wanted to start swim classes with C next spring and there is no way I would get in a bathing suit now. Guess I better check on daycare at the gym.