She saw the ophthalmologist, Dr. R. The great thing about this was that Dr. R is LOCAL! Like here in town local! Granted, it's only twice a week, or something, but still! We'll take a LOCAL eye doc over a two hour drive any day! Oh, and this was like the QUICKEST we have EVER gotten in to see a specialist EVER! Princess's therapist, J, called on a Tuesday morning to get all the info so he could submit the referral (thankfully we didn't have to go through her PCP, as her 15m appointment got bumped). That SAME DAY we got a call from Dr. R's office to set up an appointment! And the appointment was only like a few weeks away too! We were concerned about astigmatism, as when the nurse came out to assess Princess back in January, the nifty eye machine detected such. But Dr. R didn't see it at this time. She had her eyes dilated and things looked good. She goes back in 6 months just for a quick check and then it will be yearly!
|Dilated and waiting to see the doc.|
|Waiting to see the doc.|
|Fell asleep waiting.|
|Leaving on the long drive there!|
|In the waiting room.|
|Waiting for the doc.|
|Still waiting on the doc.|
|Crashed out in the car on the way home.|
The day after the nephrology clinic craziness was Princess's IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan). That wasn't too big a deal outside of they are trying to be more family friendly with the goals. Okay, great! Let's take two educators (me and J) who have worked with IEPs and say "no more edu-speak" and instead be all family friendly is really kind of hard! But things worked out and her goals for the next six months are as follows:
- Walk up the stairs at the park. (This might actually be more difficult than expected as some of those steps on those play structures come up to the kid's waist!)
- Use a regular cup independently. (I'm not expecting no messes ever, just to be able to use a cup!)
- Use a spoon. (This also might be a little far reaching, as most kids don't "master" this until almost 2 and a half, but again, I'm not expecting every time, just often enough to actually get food in her tummy!)
And I have to call and get her medic-alert set up. Maybe I'll have enough money to do that soon.