Ethan’s World has a spiffy new look. My sweetie, also a graphic artist, put it together for me. My sweetie who works tirelessly at owning a small business and teaching part-time to provide for his family. My sweetie who worries about paying the bills, his son’s health, and his wife’s mental stability! My sweetie who is the best dad Ethan could ask for. Seriously, Ethan and I both hit the jackpot.
I took Ethan to see his local optometrist this week. She didn’t need to see him, but I felt the need to see her. I really trust this doctor and think she’s one of the best people on his team. She is the one who made the call to facilitate getting Ethan evaluated by an OT. She pointed me to the book which many refer to as the sensory integration bible. She noticed first (before the ophthalmologist) that he needed to be wearing glasses. She has had a huge impact on his life and the most amazing part about it is that we can drive 10 minutes to see her, not 2 or 3 hours.
Since Ethan has an ophthalmology visit the day before his surgery next week, I thought it would be best to get her opinion on the topic of surgery. The optho’s seem to be very pro-surgery and that makes sense because they are trained surgeons. She however is a developmental optometrist and has been cautious of the surgical path all along and has wanted to test all the options, using surgery as the final option. She is now endorsing surgery. Meeting and discussing a surgical procedure, less than 24 hours before another surgical procedure (albeit of much greater magnitude) isn’t ideal, but if it’s best for Ethan then it’s a no-brainer.
I imagine that my next post will be after his Ci surgery, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. on the 30th. I hope I have nothing but good news to report.