Sunday, June 27, 2010

May I ask...

Today I had someone very politely ask me about Gabe's eyes. Did they automatically know there was something up due to his glasses? I have seen countless blogs of little ones from China home and wearing glasses. I have to wonder if Gabe had been looking very closely at things which made her wonder?? She did however, ask very nicely if she could ask "to what degree..." and pointed to her eyes. I got the hint and openly volunteered that he had glaucoma of both eyes that was under control...same story every time. To see the look on peoples faces when I tell them though, sadness, pity, worry??? That bothers me to a certain degree. Gabe sees great, for well, Gabe! He does everything all the other 4 year olds do. He does not need sadness, he his perfect! He has his glasses now, he is home, and he has all the toys a kids could want (ok, who am I kidding, he always wants more!).
Here is a link to an article which I have seen another version of the same thing about how Chinese are more likely nearsighted:

On another note, my MIL was out with the kids this past week and they ran into a teen who just could not get over how cute Gabe was, because...he looks like Aaden Gosselin. I have heard this one more than once too. It cracks me up,(I had to look Aaden up as I have never seen the show) but Jon Gosselin isn't Chinese at all he is half Korean a quarter French and a quarter Welsh. It appears that he has inherited more Korean characteristics as he looks more Asian. His mother is Korean but was born and raised in Hawaii. This was stated on the Korean American Journal. Just a bit of useless trivia for you all!
So what do you think? Aaden and Gabe-could Gabe be his look alike?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Updated eye appt.

Gabe had an eye exam on Wednesday. It was in office and Gabe was a real trooper again! The nurses and our doctor was just amazed at his language in 9 months! Dr. could tell that his pressure still looks very good and there are no cataracts forming!
We will head to Munson in Dec. for another under anesthesia eye exam and we are going to order him transitions lenses in the next couple of weeks. Dr. has seen the transitions help some people with glaucoma with the brightness and sun.
I have to say that I was filled with a lot of anxiety for this appt. We have not seen any changes in his vision at home, but it is in the back of my mind..."what if..." After all this little boy has already been through, I do not want him to worry about this!
Summer is here and Gabe Xulu is enjoying the outdoors...he would be outside 24 hrs a day! He loves the trampoline and the sandbox! We cannot wait until beach weather is here to stay!