We've had Mason's new glasses for over a week and they're working beautifully. He adjusted to wearing them with no trouble. It has been amazing to watch the difference wearing glasses makes - his eye almost never turns inward when he is wearing them. Take the glasses off and his eye begins crossing within a minute. I'm grateful for simple solutions!
How do you explain to someone that your child will never walk? Permanently disabled is not something that should describe a 2 year old and yet it describes my son.
Usually that doesn't register in my mind, we are so busy living this wonderful, messy, normal life. Mason is the typical two year old who charms you to get what he wants, has the occasional tantrum and tears, and gets into everything not bolted down. He is smart. He loves Curious George. He likes books. He laughs and smiles and has favorite songs he wants you to sing twenty times in a row.
I haven't used our new accessory yet. I'll be hanging it Thursday when Mason and I head to Children's Hospital for his Brain and Spine MRI under general anesthesia. I hope it feels just like any other day but I'm afraid another little piece of my heart will break because of it. On a day when I'm already overwhelmed at what we are facing, a day when results will decide when we go in for a surgery that could change our lives, I don't want one more thing to remind me how different our life is.
Instead of worrying about what is coming I'm choosing to focus on today. And right now that means a little man who has escaped up the stairs again and needs removed from the bathroom before he plays in the toilet. Again. Boys!