Monday, November 30, 2009

Quick Update - Eye Doctor

We had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving with my family.  Becca finally got to romp around with her 6 cousins, ages 1, 2, 4, 4, 5, 6.  (I hope I got all of those ages right - but you get the picture!)  It was a wonderful, fabulous weekend, and I promise to give it at least one post to itself - but not tonight.  There's a preview pic at the bottom of this post, though - Becca had fun playing with cousin Lucy!  It was also a germfest, of course, but definitely a risk worth taking at this point.  So far, Becca's looking good, but SuperMom seems to have caught something (whether it was actually this weekend or not, who knows).  Thank goodness tonight was a rare meeting-free Monday for SuperDad so that I could take a sick evening (hence the abbreviated post).  Becca was quite fussy tonight, so I'm a bit concerned that she's got something going on, too, but it's awfully hard to tell when a toddler has a headache and a sore throat.  No fever, though, so that's comforting.

There's also a good chance that she was fussy because she barely got a nap because we were back at Vandy again today.  She had an appointment with her ophthalmologist (definitely the hardest specialty to spell), and -- drumroll, please -- we actually left without scheduling a return appointment!  Wow!  They got a good look at her optic nerves and decided once and for all that they are normal - i.e. not hypoplastic; ergo, Becca does not have septo-optic dysplasia!  Check that diagnosis off the active list!  She does, of course, still have the abnormality of the missing septum pellucidum (the part of her brain that didn't form -- it's not like these things spontaneously regenerate), but as that seems to be the only issue, she doesn't satisfy the definition of the syndrome.  She's a little bit nearsighted, so they will see her every year or two, and chances are she'll need glasses along the way, but Dr. Morrison said that we could consider it a graduation!  Wohoo!

To celebrate, we paged Dr. Debbie (my cousin who is a pediatrician at Vandy) and went to lunch at Blackstone's where Deb and I caught up and Becca made friends with everyone in the restaurant.  That girl sure can wave!

All in all, a pretty good day - especially for a sick day!

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