Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Three Blind Mice and Two Blind Kids

Genetic cataracts run rampant on my Dad's side of the family. My Dad had them removed and he passed them to my three siblings and myself. We had Zack checked at six months old and he has them. We took him for genetic testing and the doctor said there is a 50/50 chance of getting the gene and if you don't have them you can't pass them on to your offspring.

Zack had his yearly eye checkup today. He was very excited that he got to ride the alligator (elevator) up to the doctor's office. The doctor said he now has 20/40 vision and is near sighted, boo. He doesn't need glasses yet though. The doctor had Zack sit on my lap and tell him what pictures were on the mirror, instead of reading letters. Zack did better than me at distinguishing the pictures. I was only able to tell what two of the pics were. It was cute a couple times the doctor asked him what he saw in the mirror and he answered, "Mommy!" since he was sitting on my lap and saw my reflection as I was straining to see the pictures too.

He looked at Addison's eyes while we were there and big surprise... she is blind too. He wants to see both kids again in a year, unless we see a change in their vision prior to it. I had my cataracts removed when I was five, hopefully the kid's cataracts don't effect their vision and they can wait until they are much older.

Unrelated funny story - Zack caught a bug Saturday evening and threw up in bed. Sunday he had diarrhea and got a diaper rash on his testicles. I let him run around naked from the waste down so it could heal. Now the funny part - He walked with his legs spread as wide as he could get them, so he didn't rub his testes. He is so tough he didn't let it slow him down. It wouldn't have been so funny if he laid around in pain, but he was his normal active self with a much wider stance. I felt so bad, but couldn't stop laughing. Ryan was working on a project in Addison's room and Zack was right there helping following Ryan around with trips to the garage and playing with the tools. It looked like he was riding a horse. I know I'm a bad mom.

this is a picture of Addison at one week old that got lost in the shuffle

Saturday we went to Breakfast with Santa at Purdue. Unfortunately Addison was asleep in her carrier and Ryan wouldn't let me pick her up for Santa because we still had to eat breakfast. I don't know if I want to brave the busy mall for a picture of her and Santa or not.

These were taken later the same day as the previous post. Addison received her first bows in the mail, so we had to document the occasion. I also captured her first on camera smile.
My cheerleader - Yay for babylegs and bows!!


Jennifer said...

So cute!! I love the baby legs and the bows.

Zack looks like such a big boy sitting on Santa's lap, and you story about him had me LOL.

Jaidean said...

OMG - that story had me cracking up. He will so love you for sharing that when he is older! lol!

We got our bows the other day and they are so cute! I think she needs just a little more hair up top - the bows kept tipping backwards.

Love that 1 week picture of Addison - that is adorable!

Hope their eyes check out fine and very cool about the new website!!!

Kimberly said...

HAHAHA!! I can just picture Zack running around like that, haha! And super cute pics...was he not scared of Santa at all? And Addison looks beautiful and girly as usual!