Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Behind a little

Its been so busy lately trying to figure out when and how to do all these appointments that I've been behind on my blog. I have 2 reviews and giveaways to post, one from EcoMom and the other is a book. EcoMom should be up this weekend since the hubby has 4 days off and I'm halfway done reading the book. I also was supposed to make a tutu for my friends nieces birthday and only got the cutting done, I feel like such a bad friend but I can't work on it when the kids are up or all heck breaks loose. Then today I got my very first order on my Etsy shop!! I need to get to JoAnn's to get the tulle to make it for her but I'm very excited to do it, and now need to find time for it, hehehe.

We have a pretty busy schedule now though.
Monday 10am is speech, not sure yet how long, guessing an hour
Tuesday Seamus has PSR (unsure on official days yet though)
Wed. Kieran's Early Headstart
Thursday 10am is speech, 5pm is Seamus' counselors
Friday - Sunday Free days!! (for now, PSR is supposed to be twice a week)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Layout soon

I'm trying to figure out how to customize my blogger layout, and hopefully include a picture of the kids. I wanted it scrappy but I'm not sure if I can since I do reviews and giveaways occasionally(thinking that makes my blog profitable?), so I'm trying to free hand one. Hopefully after I make the header and adding it will be easy and keeping my drop down bar will be easy keep an eye out for an updated bloggy

Monday, June 28, 2010

Busy week ahead

First off great news. I had posted a couple week ago about Seamus eye specialist appointment not being till the end of August, but then they were able to move it to July 14th and "Squeeze" us in, then last Monday I got a call from his normal eye doctor saying that the day has changed again. On Monday I got a call from his eye doc saying that another patient had gone to the eye specialist that Seamus was going to go to and they were not happy with this specialist after all, so they did some research and found a different pediatric eye specialist(PES). The new PES we will be going to, dh has even herd about, even before I did, a lady at work told him about this PES and how she loves her. The PES we will be going to now is part of Sacred Heart Medical Center, and that right there made me feel better, them being part of a top rated hospital. The best news about going to a different PES, they could get us in sooner without having to "squeeze" us in. Seamus' new appointment is Friday July 2nd!! We have to be there by 9:45 so that means we are going to have to be up at around 7am, and have Kieran to my mom's house by 8:30am then stop to grab some breakfast and head out of town. It takes about 30-40 minutes to get to Sacred Heart from here and that all depends on traffic. I'm excited they were able to get it moved closer and glad that we are going with a 'better' PES.

On Friday I got a voice-mail(I never answer phone numbers I don't know, but I had completely missed this call lol) saying to call back asap, that the speech therapist had an opening and a couple of people up next to get in and it would be who ever called her back first getting the slot. I ended up seeing the missed call about 30 minutes after she called so I was worried someone else had filled the spot. Luckily no one else had called back. We've been waiting for speech for Seamus since the end of January, thats how long the waiting list is, and finally after almost 7months we are in and I'm so happy. We go this afternoon, his appt is at 2pm and we have to be there at 1:45, the stinky thing is that hubby works till 2:30 so he wont be going and I'll be juggling both kids on my own(and its a feet to go anywhere with Seamus especially alone with both of them). I'm not sure what we will be doing today but I'm glad to finally be going.

All this is on top of our 2 normal weekly things, Kieran's Early Headstart home visit, usually on Wednesdays but this will will be tomorrow, and Seamus' counselors on Thursday.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Keep and Eye out

Keep an eye on my blog and suggest friends, the more followers I have the better chance I have to do more reviews and giveaways! Right now I'm in the process of putting up a review and giveaway for EcoMom and a book review. EcoMom should hopefully be up this weekend and the book review just after the 4th of July(just got the book and just started reading it so it will be a little for that one), so stay tuned!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Quick Update:
I just got a phone call from Seamus' eye doctor and they were able to get the specialist to move his visit up to July 14th @ 1:30pm PST. Thank-goodness, a month away is alot better then 2.5 months.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Seamus' Eyes

A couple months ago(I think it was December, I can't remember for sure now), we took him to the eye doctor because Kieran's Early Head Start Family Coordinator(FC) did eye tests on both kids(after we said we were wondering about Seamus' eyes) and noticed how Seamus' eye looked. The eye doc we were seeing I guess was just a fill in and the lady that actually runs the practice was on leave for a few months. The first eye doc we saw said he didn't have a lazy eye that he was just very far sighted and would cross his eyes trying to focus on anything up close. Around March they had to change his script because the original one was too strong and gave him headaches. Well today we saw the eye doctor who runs the practice(and I guess the only one there now) and she wanted to start "Fresh" since she'd never seen us before.

The eye doc did a bunch of light tests with him and said his eye was one of the worst she'd seen. When he looks to the right his left eye looks like its almost sinking into his nose, when he looks straight he will sometimes cross(or get the lazy eye look) and sometimes not depending on how far or close the object is. Looking left is the worst, he can't look fully to the left without turning his whole head. Then came the surprising part, she asked me if he was developmentally delayed. I told her he had lots of problems when he was an infant and toddler and about the torticollis and plagiocephally, and also how he would drag his left leg and sometimes arm when he first started crawling and walking. The next part was shocking in a way, she said they were all connected somehow (we still haven't figured out whats going on with him). She said his eye is a "non-traditional" lazy eye and that lazy eyes are normally hereditary so that means probably from hubby's dad.

We have a new "game plan" now, before it was to try glasses for a few months then patch. Now the game plan is going to a pediatric eye specialist. The eye doc said with how his eye is, and how he can't fully look left that she is pretty sure one of the muscles in his eye will need to be cut/released. They called and set up an appointment but it's not till August 25th. The doc wasn't too happy about an appointment being 2.5months away, and said that they had another 3yr old in earlier today with something similar and they got her in next week and she's not anymore urgent then Seamus, so she said they are going to basically pester the specialist so they can get them in sooner.

Heres a couple pictures of him. We were trying to get him to look but it was hard to do since it was 7pm when we tried and he's had a long day.

This was an accidental shot but you can sort of see how his left eye is

And here we tried to get him to look left, you can sort of tell how he can't look to the side, he's got no side vision in that eye