I should have known we wouldn't get through all the premie issues unscathed. So far we've been moving right along developmentally. He's been on the right side of the numbers on his ages/stages surveys. So far there has been no need for any early intervention.
He passed his eye exams, indicating that as the blood vessels grew out, they did so correctly and we didn't have any problems from ROP.
I thought we were good. Except I had kind of noticed that lately his eyes don't always track together. But, you know, sometimes they do. And sometimes he gets the tiniest bit cross-eyed, but he's always laughing when he does that and oh! isn't he silly!
Except no. I talked to my mom today and she told me she thought there was a little something wrong with one of his eyes -- that one didn't seem to track with the other just right. She'd noticed it in pictures we've sent. I said I'd seen it to. She asked when his next eye exam is and I told her that it was in September. She said I should call the eye doctor and see if he wants to see my lowercase sooner.
And so I called. And they do. They said that they would like to see him at their next available opening, Wednesday. They also said that if I notice anything at all more that I should call and they will bring him in sooner than that because THIS IS AN EYE EMERGENCY.
An emergency. And here I thought it was just a little something that was really nothing. EMERGENCY. Lovely.
The thing is, my eyes don't always track together. They never have. I thought it was no big deal. For me it isn't an issue. And maybe his isn't. Of course, my nephew also had strabismus, and his IS a big deal. He's four and wears glasses as thick as coke bottles (do young people still call them that? I mean, they've never seen glass coke bottles...does it even make sense to them? and does my remembering make me old? DAMN!). He's had patches. And if I'm not completely wrong, he's also had some eye surgery, but right now I'm a little hysterical and just because I remember him having eye surgery doesn't mean he actually did.
Damn it. Is it fucking Wednesday yet? And is it wrong to down a bottle of wine now?