1. threestairsteps
    August 12, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    I have so been there! It looks like he has resigned himself to wearing the patch, but I did want to share what we did when my son had this problem at age 4. There was absolutely no way he was going to wear the patch without 24/7 physical restraints…and that clearly was not an option. We did drops instead to blur his strong eye so the other would have to step up. It was 5 minutes a day of absolute hell, but it was better (for us) than the alternative.


    • ccariello
      August 12, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

      We considered the drops….may still have to resort to that as he’s still resistant to the patch, especially if anyone other than family is in the house. Did your son’s eye strengthen?


      • threestairsteps
        August 13, 2013 @ 10:23 am

        Yes. He still needs glasses, but he’s out of the “danger zone” of permanent damage to the weak eye. In fact — and this is kind of weird — but I took him to the eye doctor yesterday because he said his glasses were blurry. Lo and behold, his glasses — an rx written in January — were triple the strength he needs. Apparently Risperdal can tighten muscles and has improved his eyesight dramatically. He should only need them for reading and other close work now.


  2. Missy
    September 6, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    Family as community – that. is. beautiful. And true.


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