So, I took Lily for her Kindergarten eye exam and we certainly got a huge shock! The doctor informed me that Lily's right eye is very blurry and it has been sending messages to her brain to stop using that eye. It's called Amblyopia. She is also far-sighted and has been dealing with this forever! How could we NOT have known?
So, the solution is that she will have to wear glasses for 6 months to try fix the blurriness in the right eye and hopefully get it used again. If it doesn't work, she will have to wear a patch (Yes! Like a pirate!) for about a year. The patch would cover the good eye and force the bad eye to be used. How awful!!
In the meantime, we have been seeing a Neuro-Psychologist because of Lily's behavior issues. We are pretty certain that she has Sensory Integration Disorder or Sensory Processing Dysfunction. Basically, she has hypo- and hyper- sensitivities that are causing her to have melt-downs, tantrums and other bizzare issues. She is going for a complete Neuro-Psychological and Occupational Therapy evaluation at the beginning of October, which means she won't officially be getting help until then.
Of course, the issue with her eyes/glasses have been adding to this sensory problem, and hopefully the glasses will help a little bit.
Despite these issues, she is still my baby; she still has sweet, gentle, tender moments, and of course, I still love her!!
We all just want Lily to get the help she needs and deserves!!