One word: Patching.
Well, he has to have his eye patched for four hours a day until his next appointment which will be August 1. It seems that his amblyopia (aka lazy eye) is very minimal at this time. I was watching the doctor trying to get his eye to “jump” but it was very sporadic. It was interesting how she was doing it too. Well keeping my fingers crossed that this will work and his eyes will align the way they should.
The hard part will be getting him to wear it. Good thing he does not have to wear it for the four hours consecutively. But he does need to be wearing it while reading or coloring or any activity that will make him focus. Watching TV is not an option. Bummer. 😆
Another thing: Do you know how hard is it to find adhesive eye patches? And how expensive they are? I found some on Amazon with free shipping. Hopefully, they will fit. *sigh*
Wish us luck!
Diego drew this wonderful picture at school today:
By far my favorite one yet. I love the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and the Bean. The Statue has boobs (I think) and the Bean has the city’s reflection with people under and around it. Someone suggested to frame it. I think I will.
Diego’s first tooth has finally fallen out. It only took 75 days since he first noticed the loose tooth.
He was messing with it all day long. Finally when I got home, he had dinner so that made it even looser. Eric tried to pull it but Diego said ouch so he stopped. We waited a bit and then I tried. And sure enough the tooth popped out with little resistance. There was some blood but Diego did not freak out. He rinsed out his mouth and tooth.
He was so excited that he finally had a tooth to put out for the tooth fairy. Yay!!!
Diego was eating corn on the cob last night and he was using his side teeth to eat it. We were just looking at him and he said “My teeth hurt and that is why I’m eating like this.” So I checked his teeth to see why the would hurt and noticed that his two bottom teeth were loose. OMG! He is really excited since he has been wondering when the tooth fairy will arrive. I wonder what the fairy will bring.
Diego sent his first email to his teacher today. He had to type his four spelling words three times each and email it to his teacher.
And he got his first email back to him. His teacher reply what a good job he did. He was very proud of himself.
My favorite month of the year is here!!! Why do I love thee, let me count the ways: fall is here, Halloween, my birthday, weather is so nice and crisp, did I mention my birthday, the leaves are turning colors, etc.
Not much happened in September. Diego started school and I think there are a lot of learning pains for him. And for us as well because new experiences for him mean new parental learning for us. The hard part is knowing that there is a school Diego and a home Diego. And we are trying to get both Diegos to be the one and the same. We are working on it.
Anyhoo, enjoy October. Laters!
We how have a brand spankin’ new kindergardener!!!
We walked him to his school this morning. The playground was packed with kids and parents. It was so packed that the kids couldn’t even really play and meet up with their friends. We got there at 8:45 so the teachers were already out there looking for their kids. Our class finally got together and we all marched to the building and into the classroom.
The first thing in order was finding their name in their cubbies. Then they had to go find their name on the table where they will be sitting.
Not a problem for Diego. He knew one kid from his table since he was in the other pre-k class from last year. Otherwise, the other four kids were new to him.
I have to confess: I did cry. The funny thing is that I didn’t even feel like crying at all. It happened when his teacher said it was time for the parents to go home. Diego got up from his chair and gave us a big hug. That is when I lost it. I am such a sap. 😛
When I picked him up from afterschool care, he was very happy. He seemed to have had a great day. He was full of information and easily shared. Unlike last year which it felt like pulling teeth for him to tell us. I hope that continues for the rest of the year.
And as for Mia, she started crying when we all left. I felt so bad for her. She is going to miss her big brother for sure.
To see more of his morning, click on the bulletin board: