Thursday, January 29, 2009

How did we know he needed glasses

So many people have been asking me how did we know Mason needed glasses so young. As most of you know Mason was born premature at 31 weeks. When he was in the NICU he got his eyes checked because his retina was not developed all the way. Ounce he came home we had to get them checked again and it was growing fine. His eye doctor wanted to see him again at 6 most corrected age because around that time is when it was completely grown but on some preemie it keeps growing abnormally and could cause problems.

This is what the disorder is,
"ROP is Retinopathy of Prematurity, which can potentially blind a premature baby. Because a premature baby's retina did not have time to finish developing in utero, it needs to be checked to ensure it is growing properly. During this time, blood vessels which feed the retina can begin to develop abnormally, which is called Retinopathy of Prematurity. (Charles Retina Institute)."

So at 8 months birth age Mason had his eyes checked ounce again and we found out that his growth is fine. While checking his doctor found out that he is farsighted. He can see things that are far away but up close they are blurry to him. This has nothing to do with him being premature and its not ROP. So that was a very good thing. Now the reason he is farsighted is because he was blesses with mom and dads genes. This is something that runs in the family and someone in either Rauls or my family has this condition as well.

We went ahead and got him glasses because he is straining to see up close, and eventually with out glasses his eye muscles will get use to this straining and pull his eye to the middle making him cross eyed. We want to prevent that and all the surgeries that can come with that so obviously glasses where a must. What we are hoping for now is that with him wearing his glasses it will help him see properly and let the muscle grow properly. Also by him hearing glasses so young the receptors going from his eyes to his brain will get the message "this is how you need to see" and there might be a possibility that as he gets older he might not need them.

I hope this answers yalls questions

Friday, January 23, 2009

HE CAN SEE!!!!




First off I would like to say that this is not Lily blogging its me Raul. It's one of my rare occasions that i find something that excites me enough to blog. Well today we went to pick up Mason glasses after I got off work and I was excited to see what he would look like with his glasses and how he would react to actually seeing full detail in objects. And let me tell you he looked like the coolest dork ever, LOL. And instantly he started to act funny. He was looking all over moving his head and focusing on different objects. I knew then that he could see us and everything around him he started to laugh for no reason, I was very happy for him.
When we got home I read him his bedtime story and was he amazed to actually see what was on the pages it was a cool experience. We are very happy that Mason can clearly now it just made my week after a very long one. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Our Book Club

I wanted to share with yall a book club a couple of my friends and I started. Even if you are in the mainland we would love to share this with you. The current book that we are reading is "A Journal for Jordan" by Dana Canedy. We have a blog (http://thereadingwahinesbookclub.blogspot.com) that you can post comments or any suggestions of books to read.

I am very excited about our current book because the writer wrote about us on her blog. You can read her blog at http://www.ajournalforjordan.com/blog/. When I saw her post this morning I was in shock that she took the time to comment about us. I hope everyone can take the time to look at her blog and read this amazing true story.

For any more information about our book club The Reading Wahines please visit our blog at http://thereadingwahinesbookclub.blogspot.com. I hope yall can join us in reading such a wonderful story.

Happy Readings!