Odds and Ends

The first week of school is ending and the kids have survived.  I had ramped up the work load for my home schooled eighth grader, but she’s buckling down and finishing by 1:30 each day so far.  She’s been watching documentaries with the extra time, but she and I discussed using the time for research projects.  She has a couple of historical persons in mind, so she can run with that and we’ll use that to practice report writing.

I took my son for an eye exam yesterday and was not impressed with the opthomologist (sp?).   DS recently started to see black spots when he’s out in the hot weather, and he has an eye which has started to turn in when he’s reading or concentrating.  I made the appointment with the eye doctor who has been treating my middle for cross eye since she was almost two.  It’s on my husband’s side of the family, and DH wore glasses to correct cross eye when young as well.  The doctor came in after all of the preliminaries and says, “He doesn’t need glasses.  20-20.  That’s why he’s here, right?”  No, I corrected him, I brought him in because of the spots he was seeing and the eye turning in.  He whips over to the computer and reads what the tech had put in.  “His eye is healthy.”  What about the crossing?  “That usually starts when they’re very young.  I wouldn’t worry about it.”  Do you know of any medical reason he’d be seeing spots?  “His eye is healthy.  Problems would show up with the dilation.”

So, now I’m thinking it’s time to go to the pediatrician.  My middle has her well check next week so I’ll ask if the next step is an appointment with her or someone else.  The eye itself is healthy.  That’s a good thing to know and is a starting place, but something is going on.  I just felt completely dismissed as if I was paranoid and over zealous. 

I finished a crochet poncho (Christmas present for DD2)  last night and am feeling good about getting another project done.  I recently finished a dress and am working on a second doily for the kid’s bathroom.  After ten years, I finally found the navy with sparkle yarn I’d been looking for to make a coaster to set clean bathroom cups on.  I got the first one done a week ago and took out the plain janes I was using.  The second will a back up for the first.  The kids don’t like the rims of the clean cups directly on the counter and this is a way to bring a little extra color into the room.  Their shower curtain is navy with gold and silver stars on it (not in a garish way).  The navy keeps it from getting too girly for my son, and the gold and silver bring in the bling for the girls. 

I just need to keep working away at the pile of projects.  I say that a lot, but there always seems to be something added to the end of the list just as I cross an item off the top.  In sewing, I should get going on fleece pjs for my son.  He gets so cold at night.  That could have something to do with the fact that he won’t make his bed and therefore the covers often end up on the floor.  The girls each need a new nightgown as well.  See?  There’s always something else to do.  Ah well.  I’d better get moving.



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I'm a stay at home mom who sometimes feels more like a tape recorder yelling, "Get apart!".
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3 Responses to Odds and Ends

  1. Valerie says:

    “His eye is healthy” isn’t helpful at ALL. Wow, I would definitely find another doctor if I could. In fact, my son’s favorite eye doctor switched practices some months back (and it’s too far to drive) so we are in search of a new one. *sigh* Not looking forward to it.

  2. Healthy Eyes says:

    It may be helpful to see a different type of eye doctor. If you went to an optometrist try looking for an ophthalmologist instead as optometrists are more concerned with seeing if you need glasses and ophthalmologists are concerned with eye health.

    • homereferee says:

      We did see an opthomologist – and he’s the pediatric specialist for the office. He’s been treating my daughter for cross eye since just before her second birthday. My next step is to ask the pediatrician what she feels we ought to do.

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