First, Mason is doing well overall. He has hit a language explosion and is chatting up a storm one or two words at a time. Especially if you get him one on one, he talks talks talks. I love it! Of course it also gives funny moments like when he orders someone to "Stop it." You may be helping him or doing something he simply thinks is unnecessary but he makes sure you know what he expects you to do. Stop it.
Mason's bottom is healing slowly. The last surgery was in many ways a success. Most of the layers of his bottom have closed and are healing. There is one small area that has a granuloma, an area where scar tissue is irritating itself and not healing. Today was our second silver nitrate treatment with the plastic surgeon Dr. P to clean, burn, and heal it. These treatments will continue weekly for at least the next month and then we will see where things are. While not the perfect healing I had hoped we would see this far out from surgery it is still much better than we started with.
Today Mason also had an eye exam with his developmental opthomologist Dr. G to explore possible causes for his left eye turning inward/crossing. In the end we've learned that Mason is extremely farsighted. Many children are farsighted to some degree in the early ages but Mason cannot see clearly close up OR far away without making a real effort to focus. With the extra effort it takes to do both levels of focusing his brain and left eye are continually overcompensating now, shown by the eye crossing.
That is the long reason behind the fact that Mason is getting glasses. We get them fitted in about two weeks once they come in. He tried on several styles today and then I let him choose the color of the style that we liked best. He chose black and just you wait for the pictures - the cuteness is unbelievable!
Now maybe you are like me, asking yourself how a 2 year old is going to handle wearing glasses all the time? How many times will he break them? How will we keep track of them? How will we live with all the cuteness? The idea is that Mason will see a difference and want to wear his glasses. We'll have an adjustment period but are hopeful that he loves them. He will break them. It's just a fact. Then we will replace them. Again and again. Keeping track should be easy because they will be on his face all the time. With seven siblings in the house he also has very few places to go that he won't be seen if taking off those glasses. ;)