We’re dancing around here. The happiest of dances. Why you may ask?
I may tear up as I write this.
We had our final… I repeat F.I.N.A.L visit with the vision therapist today. Eli has officially graduated from weekly vision therapy!!! He saw the doctor today and we were given the results of the testing completed last week that was a repeat of the testing completed in May of this year. All of his eye movements have moved to within the normal limits. His eyes are moving together. His eyes are reading the way that they should be. His reading level was tested and matched what we were told at conferences by his teacher. Bottom line??? The hard work, tears, yelling, crying, screaming, fit throwing, hugging, begging finally, finally paid off.
My sweet 7-year-old boy has working eyes and can finally learn to the very best of his abilities.
The future? We follow-up with the doctor again in one month. Between now and then we continue to do at home activities – some daily, some periodically throughout the week. At the December appointment his vision will be reevaluated with new home activities assigned and frequency reduced. The next and final evaluation will be in February.
For now we are all about celebrating the fact that we survived and conquered the 22 weeks of weekly therapy. And, we are thanking all of you. You have come here often to offer your support. You held our hands when we were making this difficult decision. We couldn’t have made it through this without all of you out there ready and willing to listen to our struggles and rejoice in our triumphs.
So, get your Linus, your Snoopy, your Pigpen on and dance the night away with us.