Elliana had Bilateral Lateral Rectus Surgery in December to help her staighten her eyes out. She is really having a hard time physically and emotionally adjusting to the new placement of her eye muscles. She has been going to OT weekly and we are working on strengthening her vision and sensory integration. This week, I am making her a body sock and a weighted blanket in hopes of helping her find her sense of place in the world and tone down the sesory overload. We have tried several different perscriptions and are back to -1,-7. This is undercorrecting her vision in hopes that her eyes will continue to pull themselves into a straight position and are really working hard. They are still, however, overcorrected.
We went in again this morning and they are turning in less than last week with this new perscription, but still turning in. I understand that we have been telling her brain for so long that she has to work really hard to keep her eyes straight that now we need to teach her brain to relax them a little bit now that we have given her eyes a little help (surgery). What does this mean?
Back to patching. ARGH. Well, at least we have control over making a difference. This time, we are patching 8 hours a day for this week, alternating eyes. Next week, we get to drop down to 4 hours a day, alternating eyes and return to the PO in 2 weeks.
They handed me a few sticky patches (tan) to get me started and I laughed =) Elly is so spoiled with patches that she wrinkled her nose at them and said she will use her princess patches.
Keep us in your thoughts and prayers! Not sure how patching is going to go after a 3 month break.