Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Max's eye

Max has had regular eye doctor appointments since he was an infant. His vision has always been just fine. Daddy had really bad vision until he had Lasix done a few years ago. I also don't have perfect vision. I wear glasses but I wouldn't say I'm blind without them either. So the last visit Max had the doctor said he was fine and didn't need to be seen again until 3 years were up. Those 3 years are now up. A couple or few months past.

Last school year his teacher and specialists noticed one of his eyes turning in. This was a surprise to me because I had never noticed it. So after that meeting I tried to pay closer attention. I still didn't notice anything. Until we went to Padre Island over Spring break (in March). On our LONG drive home we stopped at Pizza Hut for a late dinner. I'm sure he was tired and he had been watching TV all day while driving in the car. But when he focused on the menu his eye turned in. I have noticed it a few other times since then. I seem to notice it when he focuses on something close to him, like writing or a camera. I tried to get pictures of this but so far, I haven't gotten any good pictures. He usually starts acting goofy once I start snapping pictures of him. You can kinda see it here. His left eye turns in.
So is anybody familiar with this? He as a eye doc appointment Sept 14. That was the soonest they had- even though I called about a month ago. He will miss half the school day for this too.


And since I know you guys are all wondering about my throat, I will share a couple of pictures....
This is day 8. The day I couldn't open very far.

And day 11. scab still there but getting better.
At my 2 week follow up the ENT said it looked good but not healed completely yet. He said to take it easy for the rest of the week still. I didn't tell him I was back to normal activity and food. That was last week. Tuesday marked the 3 week mark. I can still feel the scab and it's still a little tender (when I open all the way or move my tongue towards the back). The ENT said my tonsils were "grody" --did I spell that right? he said they were hard to get out (which I already knew since the surgery took twice as long as normal) and that I should feel much better with them out. Still glad I had it done!

SO any experience with eyes turning in anyone???

6 comments:

SunflowerMom said...

Sean has an eye that does that, that is one of the reasons why he wears glasses. It helps his eyes a lot. I had it too (still do) just from weak eye muscles. Hope Max does well at his appt.

The Munck Family said...

No clue on the eye...sorry! Hope his appointment goes well!

Trying to catch up and wanted you to know I was thinking about you. Glad to see you are healing well and I hope it helps you have a healthy winter :)

Admiral Hyper Viper said...

I'm happy to see the photos of your tongue and throat and knowing that you will no longer have problems with tonsils. I had mine out when I was 5. I would like to see how well your throat has healed which by now should be scab free. Oh and just out of curiosity, I would like to see how long your tongue is when you stick it all the way out with your mouth wide open showing your throat without tonsils.

Admiral Hyper Viper said...

I am very happy to hear that you will no longer have problems with tonsils since they are gone now. I would like to see how well your throat has healed which by now should be scab free. Here's my yahoo address: robertkim1000@yahoo.com. Send me some pics of your throat and tongue so I can see how much better it looks now that you're completely healed, and just out of curiosity I would like to see how long your tongue is when you stick it all the way out from the tip all the way back to your throat.

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