Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Eye Update

Piper complained about her eye hurting pretty regularly for a couple of days after her injury.  Then she only talked about it hurting when she didn’t want to do what we asked her to do.  Even though we had a rough start with the eye drops, Piper quickly allowed us to give her eye drops like a big girl (so long as she received a Dora sticker right after the drop). 

Piper had a follow-up appointment with her eye doctor yesterday.  She was very disappointed to start out with some dilating eye drops, but she quickly recovered.  Piper’s eye doctor said her eye had completely healed and said that we could stop the antibiotic eye drops, and Piper yelled “YAY!”  Since Piper was already dilated, the doctor went ahead and did a full eye exam, and declared Piper to have 20/20 eyesight and otherwise perfect eyes.  He did say that Piper is going to be nearsighted (no surprise as both Gary and I are) and that we need to bring her back before kindergarten and then regularly thereafter so that we can make sure we catch the nearsightedness right away to put her in glasses and avoid her squinting at the board in the classroom, etc.

After the eye appointment, I did not have enough time to take Piper home and go back to work.  I knew that I could take Piper to work with me and at least get a few e-mails out.  Piper was thrilled to learn that she was going to go to work with me for about an hour.  She literally strutted down the halls in her sunglasses and wearing her backpack.  She didn’t talk to many people, but she warmed up a bit before we left and we even walked around seeing a few people before leaving.  While in my office, I set her up with one of my guest chairs and a plant stand, and she had her snack and helped me work by putting some foam stickers on a foam background. 

8.29 I don’t know how I would have made it through the afternoon without her. 


Krystyn said...

What a good helper! both our girls see well now, but we just know that glasses are in their futures!

Lora G said...

Glad her eye's better. Nick compared her being at the office to seeing a celebrity. He raved about her outfit too :)