Friday, April 3, 2009

April 3rd, 2009

Kinnick got new contacts to try today.  Her right eye is at +21, her left eye is at  +23.  This isn't the final set of contacts.  She's trying them until the final test results come back.  They did a sonogram on her eyes today to see what's going on deep in the eye.  They should be able to tell me if the retinas are fully attached.  They should also be able to tell me her visual acuity.   We couldn't have gotten the contacts at a better time.  Kinnick has started throwing her glasses.  I'm not sure where this came from.  Every since we tried on the first set of contacts, she's started throwing her glasses.  The only reason that I can think of is that she was able to see better with the contacts.  Since the glasses were off when she tried the contacts, I'm guessing that she believes that she should be able to see better without the glasses.  She wore the new contacts for 6 hrs today.  She handled them very well.  She didn't even rub them out of her eyes.  She's actually acting like she's seeing more.  She used to just run into things.  Now, she stops when she gets to something and just looks at the item in front of her.  We're hoping that the final pair will be ordered on Monday.  The final pair will have a pseudo iris in the lens.  In addition, Dr. Park may be able to color match Kinnick's actual eye color and have the contacts special made so that both eyes match.  Right now, Kinnick's eyes look completely different due to all of the surgeries and everything that had to be removed to save any vision possible.

I scheduled an appointment to discuss getting Carver's second CI.  He's doing so good with the first CI.  He's listening and making new noises.  

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