When our daughter was two months old, I remember making the comment to my husband that one of her pupils was larger than the other. We dismissed it. Then, at her 9 month checkup, our pediatrician noticed her gaze was slightly off and her left eye was registering as blind in her vision screen. We were told to come back in one year because it wasn’t severe and he thought the muscles were trying to correct themselves and concluded that she would be fine. For the next year she continued to hate car rides, would scream throughout the day and later developed night terrors.
Fast forward to her second birthday and were referred to an ophthalmologist. Her new ophthalmologist did an extensive exam and discovered that she’s going clinically blind in her left eye due to its refraction error. Her brain decided that her left eye isn’t any good and doesn’t work correctly, so it and only depends on her right eye. But, we have hope! Her doctor explained that glasses could help the brain to remember how to use the eye again and the prescription lenses would make it to where she can see better, even with the refraction disorder.
We are thankful for doctors who caught it initially, and those who have helped us to this point. Our sweet girl has been walking around with blurred vision and all the screaming makes sense now. Quinn had a rough start with vision, but also with weight gain. She wasn’t on the growth chart for 18 months and still struggles to stay on it, even though she eats more than her older brother. As she has begun to develop language and communication skills, we’ve been able to meet her needs better.
She’s our brave girl. Her story is for His glory, even if it has been exhausting. This sticker was inspired by her.
All girls can be brave. Our Father makes them brave.
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