I don't think I've ever mentioned this, and if I have I don't remember, but Evan has a unique side show act. He can make his left eye look the opposite direction then his right eye. Technically, but not the medical term, he has a wandering eye. Apparently a wandering eye isn't that unique, it is a 1 in 50 chance that your kid will have this condition. But the cool thing is, Evan can control his and make it wander on cue. But the majority of the time, his eye wanders when he is overly tired or sick. He has been seeing a pediatric opthamologist yearly since he's been around late 2 or early 3 years old. And his Dr. was so entertained last time we were in because she has never seen a child control it both ways before (allowing it to happen then correcting it).
Last week we were reading a National Geographic about chameleons and that they can move their eyes independently and Evan spouted out, "Hey I can do that too! Watch" So the new nickname for my E is chameleon. Which he is very proud of his ability! HA!
The past 3 or so weeks, I have noticed it a lot more and being concerned I got him in to see the Dr. right away. Unfortunately his regular Dr. is on maternity leave (
completely unacceptable) so we had to meet someone new today. He was very friendly and very informative but we kinda like our other Dr. better.
I was expecting the worse today, as in his vision has deteriorated or he would have to wear a patch, but he got a clean bill of health. Woo hoo! His vision hasn't changed since last year and the wandering still is within the "less than 50%" of the day. The bad news is, he most likely will need surgery to correct his eye, at some point in the future, because this condition can't be fixed on it's own. Thankfully though, it's not anytime soon, but most like later in adolescence.
Last year, our Dr. also informed us that Evan will need glasses within a few years and that makes me want to cry. I have had glasses since 3rd grade and I was hoping that neither one of my boys would have to deal with the bothersome effect of wearing glasses has on an active kid. But as of today, still no need for glasses! Thank God! Maybe his vision will surprise all of us and continue to stay constant and clear! That is my prayer at least. But I do put on a happy face and tell him that glasses are cool because mommy wears them. And he isn't too worried about having to get them, "Because if Mommy has to wear them, I don't mind wearing them either."
After his appointment he did sport some even cooler glasses:
He had to get his eyes dilated for the first time, which he freaked out about and was thoroughly upset that he couldn't see well enough to play games on my phone while we were waiting for the dilation to occur. But upon leaving the appointment he was given his own "cool" pair of sunglasses to wear. And he wore them and knew how cool he was. He wore them to get McDonald's and to go shopping with me and even now he is sitting in the living room watching Sponge Bob with them on. I mean when you're as cool as Evan, you can make anything look awesome! ;-)
So some mixed news today, but I am thankful that God created Evan exactly the way he is! And we will rest in him no matter what the outcome of his eyes will be! And if all else fails, he will have an awesome pick up line for the ladies when he gets older. "Hey ladies, did you know I'm part chameleon..."