Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Still waiting...

Seasons change as Ecclesiastes reminds us. As do blog names. We changed the name of Tito's blog, since he's no longer a baby, from babytito to lifewithtito. Perhaps you've discovered that already. Thanks for being faithful followers.

Life continues to move along with all the joy and wonder a two year old offers. We continue to wait for direction on what to do with his left eye. Whether to keep it and watch it continue to deteriorate, or to pull it. The scar on the cornea looks the worst ever despite ongoing attempts to keep the eye moist. As a result, he hardly uses that eye except when patched.

Speaking of patching, one of Tito's ophthalmologists has us scaling back on the sessions. She doesn't think the patching is doing much to restore vision in the left eye. We patch 2 1/2 hours a day now instead of 4, which I must admit is rather nice. It allows for more of a 'normal' life, whatever normal means.

Age wise, Tito turns three soon. Physically, he continues to thrive in his therapies (physical, occupational, speech, and pool). Verbally, he's quite the negotiator especially when it's sleep time.

We feel grateful for each moment with our son and look forward to what specialists back east will advise. In all of this, I realize that one eye is worth saving, however inconvenient it may be, however many seasons it takes.