Monday, June 25, 2007

Ears and Eyes

Sheena breezed through a hearing assessment last Friday. There was a fair bit of fluid in both her ears, but it certainly isn't effecting her hearing. She was very impressive.

Her eye test today was not good. Quite a few things are quietly brewing. She is moderately long-sighted, so we knew she'd be wearing glasses by the time she hits school, but she's recently started to have a slight turn in her right eye for fleeting moments. It might happen 3 or 4 times a day, then another day I wouldn't see it at all. It didn't come up during the examination, so it is not bad yet at all, but the doc said it doesn't surprise him because of her long-sightedness. The long-term issue is that she might stop using that eye, in favour of the stronger one, so vision won't develop - but this is not the case yet. So we now have 4 things on the cards:

1. Glasses to help vision and correct a turn, 2. a patch for an hour a day to help the same, or 3. surgery to correct the turn, but that is only for appearance as it doesn't help vision. Finally, as it happens, 4. she also has a blocked tear-duct, which might require surgery - however it is not causing her issues other than some excessive tearing so we're sitting on that one for now.
Basically we're sitting on all of it for now, and reviewing in 6 months. These things are not effecting her vision for the time-being, and they might correct themselves. I am not holding my breath.
I'd just like to add that Sheena completely worked the room in both of these appt's to ensure that she put a smile on every one's face. She had everyone getting out of their normal doctor's waiting-room etiquette, as they cooed over her while she beamed at them.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Pots and Pans

We've all been good, except Sheena's had a runny nose, and I am a paraoid that its going to develop into something, but so far so good.

We've said goodbye to Aunty Daphne and Aunty Sheila who ar heading back to Canada.

Sheena had a play in the kitchen cupboards while I cooked lunch yesterday. I figured most kids at Sheena's age are into that, so I decided to put her in amongst it. She had to finish her cracker before playing with the tupperware.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Horsing Around

I borrowed a rocking horse from the toy library, and it is a big hit. Sheena looks like a toddler when she plays in it.
We had a physio appointment, and we're working on improving her 90/90 sitting. Her balance is excellent, but she doesn't position her feet in the best way, so that is a tricky one. Sheena just wants to play ball or pop bubbles, and couldn't care less that her feet are not in the 'optimal position'. Persistance, persistance. She was extreamely good. She was agreeable to all the positions we put her in for 40 minutes which is a long time of working out.

Sunday, June 03, 2007


Sheena LOVED a bike seat we've borrowed to test out. Being up- front she is guaranteed smiles from everyone we pass, and being Sheena, she beams back at them too. It only got tricky when Hubby was talking to her, and she'd look up at him, and her helmut would fall off.
Otherwise, we've had a very quiet weekend mostly. Just a couple of more active bike rides for hubby and I as we tag teamed looking after small-one.
We went to a dinner with the DS coffee group (that I never get to go to anymore because of work). Its a good night out - always good food and good conversation. Naturally its a good network to hear what their kids are up to and what services they get out of the various EI centres in our area. Luckily there are some really cool parents in the group, so its fun.

Saturday, June 02, 2007


At the EI centre that Sheena goes to for Playgroup, they have a couple of 'Hey Dad' sessions on a Saturday each term. Hubby goes along with Sheena and its a good chance for the Dad's to see what its like. Having said that, 2 of the kids in Sheena's Tuesday playgroup are always looked after by their dads, so maybe they need to change the name of the Saturday sessions. Sheena is always the youngest at these sessions, as most of the kids are about 3, but she always gets to sit at the table with the other kids, and has a bit of a play. She has been down for 2 1/2 hours since she got home, so it exhausted her.