Monday, September 17, 2012

It's that time of year again...

Time for our vision check-up with Dr. T! Actually, this one fell about 2 weeks shy of his 3 year anniversary of his very first appt. with Dr. T at GTOC. It was a great appt. I must say. We are very happy. First, the Dr. assistant did some tests on Gabe to see how his regular with glasses vision is:
He did great, but we could tell when the letters would get too small. He would try to scoot up closer (they shine the letters up on the wall) to see them. LOL He would get very serious and say, "I don't know" in this timid meek voice-I know, totally not like Gabe! LOL Then they dilated his eyes, and after getting a little train table time waiting for them to dilate, Dr. T came in to take a peek.
Dr. T said that Gabe's eye have not changed and things are still looking great for a kid with glaucoma and the repair they did in China is 100% holding! Wahoo!! (As Gabie would say!) LOL He says that this vision impairment will not (and does not seem to) slow him down. He said with a few interventions the rest of his schooling should go great as well as college! Now driving is iffy, we will have to cross that bridge in...oh, lets see...10 years! LOL He still needs and will continue to receive V.I. services at school-which is good. Every little bit helps. I just keep thinking of the day he walked in the civil affairs office in Nanjing, China and I watched to see if he was blind or not. We are so, very much blessed! Be sure to check out the video of his "Toys R Us commercial", as he calls it on the next post! LOL


  1. Awesome! I know how important those good reports are! I'm also amazed at the similarities in our stories...we also watched Rachel closely at our first meeting to see what we were facing vision-wise. We were so totally blown away by how well she was doing. The whole time we were in China we had NO idea she was blind in one eye! She even fooled the first ophthalmologist she compensated so well.

  2. Such good news for Gabe! He's getting so big. Love your boy's smile!

  3. Great news! Big relief, I'm sure. :)