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With everything going on in the world, I thought you would all be bored at home and need some good reading material, so, here is a Loghan update.
You probably noticed in some of my pictures that Loghan is wearing an eye patch. This is for her lazy eye. I have to admit, that kid can pull off looking cute in anything!
After wearing the patch for 2 hours a day, 6 days a week for 2 months, we went back to the eye doctor for a follow-up, but it did not go as expected. I thought Dr. Tufty was going to tell us to just keep wearing the patch and that her eye was correcting itself, however, that was not the case.
Loghan’s left eye wasn’t improving and he didn’t think it was going to improve with the patch. He wanted us to continue using the patch but cut down to 5 days a week and follow-up again in a couple more months. That led into his talk about the possibility of Loghan having to have another eye surgery this summer to correct the issue.
The surgery would be non-invasive, take approximately thirty minutes, and would entail them going in and cutting a small muscle in her eye. Her next appointment is at the end of April – fingers crossed that things have changed and Loghan won’t have to go through another (third total) surgery. However, if she does have to undergo, yet, another surgery, I am optimistic that she will recover lightning fast in her normal Loghan fashion. Nothing can stop her!
On a lighter note, I feel like Loghan’s personality is really starting to shine these past few weeks. She is starting to make a few more noises but is still pretty quiet. She still isn’t crawling on her hands and knees but she is an army crawling fool. Finally, yet most importantly, she is loving the outdoors.
Now, if you know Loghan then you know that last summer (pre-eye surgery) she did not like to be outside. The wind bothered her. The sun bothered her. Truth be told, there wasn’t much she liked about being outside, period.
Since the weather has been warming up, cooling off, and warming back up again, we have had a few opportunities to play outside. I wasn’t quite sure how it would go, but oh my goodness you guys, it’s like night and day difference. Don’t believe me? I think the pictures speak for themselves!
She wants to walk everywhere and touch everything and takes on the sun and wind head on, well, for the most part anyways! She inspires me so much to continue to spread awareness and share our journey. She reminds me that it’s okay to be who I am and gives me the strength to be an even bigger advocate for her and for those that don’t have anyone to advocate for them.
If you follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram (@squirreledmom), you probably already saw what I’m about to share but share again I will. Enjoy!
How she loves the outdoors…
She loves her car, the grass, leaves and rocks…
She squints when the sun hits her face, chases her shadow and let’s the wind blow through her hair…
She watches cars drive by and tries to follow them like a puppy, she holds my hand and leads me in circles and she puts a smile on everyone’s path she crosses…
She, wasn’t always like this.
She, has overcome more obstacles than most.
She, is my daughter.