When Hannah was 6 months old, we were sent to a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. During a routine well child exam, our pediatrician noticed that something was a little “off” with her left eye.
Following the first appointment with Dr. Cowboy (that’s not really his name, it’s just that he always wears cowboy boots and a bolo tie) she was diagnosed with a rare eye movement disorder. Fortunately, Dr. Cowboy didn’t feel that surgery was needed at that time. However, we would not know if this disorder would effect her vision until Hannah was old enough to tell us by way of a vision exam, around 2 1/2 years of age.
Yesterday was that appointment. After 2 years of regular appointments, eye drops, exams, poking and prodding, Dr. Cowboy confirmed what we already knew: Hannah is fearfully and wonderfully made! While she will have this eye movement disorder her entire life, we are dealing with the best case scenario in every aspect.
After the appointment was over, we hung out on the 4th floor lobby of Children’s Hospital before heading to the car. Hannah looked out the window and said, “That’s the big city!” This is funny only if you are familiar with our hometown. Not a big city. By any means.
Here she is looking at her “big city.”
Because of the drops used in her eyes, she got to wear these totally cool sunglasses home. They reminded me a little of these. I may or may not have owned a similar pair in the late 80’s.
This is one of my favorite pictures of my little Twinks, taken last October. What a reminder that God can take what we may perceive to be a weakness and make it something beautiful.