Today, Isabella and I went to her nine month well-baby checkup. She weighs in at 19.4lbs, and she’s 28 inches long. The doctor checked her and whatnot. Her ear pulling is nothing. She doesn’t have an ear infection. He said that it’s because she’s learning about her hand/eye coordination, and she just likes to pull on things. Her eyes…on the other hand, are not okay. She has strabismus, which is the misalignment of the eyes. Her pediatrician did test for psuedostrabismus, and that is not what she has. A major misconception is that babies will go out of being cross-eyed. Yes, if it’s just an optical illusion of being cross-eyed (psuedostrabismus). The bridge is perfectly spaced apart, so she has true strabismus. We go to the ophthalmologist on the 22nd of this month to have them determine how severe and what treatment is best for her. Here are some pictures that illustrate how her eyes go in.
The three options for treating her strabismus are: corrective lenses, patching, and surgery. I don’t want her to have surgery. When it’s babies and anesthesia…I’m very weary. She’s so little. Anything and everything can go wrong. Hell, even with older folks…things can go wrong. I’m hoping it’s nothing serious, but I guess I’ll find out on the 22nd.