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THE DOCTOR SAID THAT MY BABY WAS BLIND *update*

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i WENT TO THE DOCTOR TODAY TO GET MY TWO MONTH OLD A WELL CHECK AND HE TESTED HER VISION, AND SAID THAT SHE IS NOT FOLLOWING OBJECTS OR FOCUSING ON HIS FACE. SHE ALSO MAKES RAPID EYE MOVMENTS AND WILL NOT LOOK AT ANY THING. I AM COMPLETLEY DEVESTATED. I AM GOING TO THE OPTHAMOLOGIST TODAY AT 2 TO CONFIRM DIAGNOSIS AND TO GET ANOTHER OPINION. HAS ANY DELT WITH THIS TYPE OF THING BEFORE. IF YOU HAVE PLEASE TELL ME YOUR OUTCOME. THANKS.

 

 Update:

It was confirmed by an opthamologist yesterday that my little baby girl can not see. She is    partly albino and has no pigment in her eyes. She can only see light and dark. I have been crying now since yesterday. The thought that she will never see my face just kills me.I just wanted  her to be able  to see the ocean, the mountains, her children when she has them. I know she can see in other ways,but it just dosnt feel the same. We are going to a specialist to see if their is anything we can do. I try not to blame myself but you wonder if its something that I have done to do this to her. Like all the times I went to the hospital for contractions and   they shoved  terbutaline and pain meds in me over and over. I dont know. I just know that she is a wonderful child and can do anything she puts her mind to.Thanks for all the support if you have any more stories please keep them coming they give me so much hope for her.

LOVING MOMMY TO ADAYLNN BORN SEPTEMBER 10, 2008

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by on Dec. 3, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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youngmom33
by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Oh, I'm so sorry I'm crying for you. Keep your head up she can sense your saddness. Just think of it this way... this is her normal she won't know what she is missing unless you tell her what she is missing. She will grow up to be a normal healthy little girl w/ parents who love her and she will adapt and learn w/ out having sight.

SRLPrincess1067
by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 1:52 PM

And besides............. She'll be the envy of every other kid around...... she gets to bring her puppy with her every where she goes!

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renee3218
by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 1:55 PM

oh momma, I am so sorry to hear this. I still wish the best for you all. Good Luck.

Ange1208
by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 2:48 PM

So sorry! I can't imagine what you must be going through.

im sorry

navywife1214
by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 2:49 PM

Im sorry for your little one hon. I will pray for you and your family. God Bless.

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by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 3:21 PM

Try not to blame yourself.  (You said you wondered if this could have occurred at the hospital.) Some things just are.  I know that doesn't help.

I know it is not the same, but I understand the guilty feeling, my son was born with bilateral (both feet) clubfoot.  I blamed myself for not being able to "make" feet for him that were "normal".  I beat myself up...I blamed (not out loud) his grandfather, who had been born with the same condition.  It accomplishes nothing to brow-beat yourself or blame anyone, except keeping you upset.

In the long run...the chances that you did something to cause it or could have prevented it in some way are sooo very slim.  Blessings dear!

Danesmommy1
by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 3:32 PM

Omg!  I'm so sorry you're going through this.  I don't even know what I can possibly say to make this any better for you...  You and your little girl have my thoughts and prayers.  I'm sure this was not because of anything you did!

Elke

BeanIrene1
by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 4:10 PM

It does seem very overwhelming...but I have to say as a mom you have it in you to raise your child, blind or sighted.  I think this will be a blessing, moreso than an imparement.  You will get to learn so much.  Imagine being able to read and teach your child brail!!!  And look at people like Helen Keller, or Mary Ingals....those people have done more blind, than so many that are sighted!

Anyway, I hope all works out and you find a way to be able to handle this.  Do not think of it as a bad thing, because it isn't.  It really is something that people live with and function well.  Plus you will get a cool seeing eye dog...and you will get to witness your child learn through her hands and other senses. 

I am sure there are tons of support groups and whatnot that you can join, look into local places, so you can interact with moms and children who are already living a life like this.  We are all given what is best for us, what we can handle, no more no less.  Looks like you get a very special angel from above....to love and teach.  And for her to teach you as well!

Good luck!


yolanda1983
by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 4:22 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your news, don't blame yourself mom I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

 

im sorry

ProudMomOfZoey
by on Dec. 4, 2008 at 4:27 PM

I am sorry. But try to remember that God wanted this for a reason. Good comes out of everything, sometimes we just don't see it yet.


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