Thursday, December 20, 2007

Pediatric Opthamologist

Today, I took Logan to a pediatric opthamologist (recommended at 6 months for babies with DS) to get his eyes checked for any serious problems. We found out that he is a little nearsighted and has astigmatism, but he has no major issues!! Also, his eyes cross intermittently, which I had noticed and was wondering about. The doctor will not do anything about the nearsightedness (getting glasses) or the crossing for now. We will have him checked again at 12 months to decide if he needs glasses or needs to have treatment for the crossing. So, it was a good appointment! I was very relieved to hear that he can see quite well. Now, I am worrying about his hearing. This past week, his occupational therapist asked if I have had his ears checked since birth. She is noticing that he does not react to the sound of a rattle or musical toys. I made an appointment with an ENT (ear, nose, throat specialist) for the 31st so that I can get his ears checked and get recommendations about the fluid and wax in his ears. I am concerned that this could effect his hearing if we don't keep an eye on it now. My biggest fear is an inability to hear effecting his speech.

1 comment:

Kacey Bode said...

Hey! Hearing has been a constant battle with Ella since birth. She did not pass a hearing test until she was 7 months old, but has been failing them since. Her last one they finally decided to put tubes in her ears, which was about 2 weeks ago. I have to say that I have noticed quite a difference in her, and she has been making a lot more different sounds. That has always been a huge concern with me, her speech. Her hearing will be retested on Jan 7th, so hopefully it has all been resolved. So, the point of this was if they do a hearing test and he "fails" don't freak out too much, basically if they have any fluid on the ears it effects the test. I wanted Ella to get tubes a lot earlier but they said that her ears were too small. Good luck!