Thursday, October 08, 2009

Our Princess has lost her Pirate Status

Awesome news!! Katie no longer has to wear her eye patch...AT ALL!! This is quite the development for our Starr, formerly known affectionately to us as the "Pirate Princess." When we went to the appointment we thought that today would be the day that the pediatric ophthalmologist would advise us to begin the weaning process by cutting the patching time in half, from eight to four hours a day but no...ZERO HOURS, zilch, nada, none!!! There was definitely a reason why the plan changed, but quite honestly, I was so overjoyed with the news that I had a hard time following the reasoning. It did not even matter that the doctor told us that the prescription in her glasses would need to be changed. You should have seen Katie. She started jumping up and down and yelling Yaaaaay!! Yaaaay!! No more patch!! Over and over again. All of the staff came running out to see the happy girl and congratulate her.

Several stickers later, we left the office and drove home to tell Daddy and Ethan the good news! We are so proud of Katie and we told her so. Her hard work paid off big time. The patching was so uncomfortable and many days she would quietly ask me if she could stop wearing it but when we told her that she must press forward, she always did without a fight.

There are no guarantees that she will not have a regression in the future and need to patch again but we feel confident that if she does, that she will just do what she needs to do.

For now though, we celebrate her victory and freedom from the patch!

7 comments:

Tammie said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!! Yay for Katie Starr!!!

I love hearing news like this Lori. I know how much she hated wearing her patch & how that affected both you & Marc. I'm so happy!

Vivian M said...

Congrats to Katie, what wonderful news!

M3 said...

Awesome news!!! Congrats ex-pirate!

Carol and Taylor said...

The strength of our children continually amazes me. So happy for you all.

Love Letters To China said...

Congratulations Katie!!! Such good news to hear.

Teresa said...

What an awesome little girl! She's one in a million. Congratulations Katie!!

Candy said...

This is such wonderful news. Great Job Katie for sticking with the patch, it has paid off.