Really this post should be named lack of patching progress. Last week was our 6 week check in to see if the patching was working. To catch up those who don’t remember, Jack’s right eye is strong than his left, so we have been patching his right eye 4-6 hours a day to try to make the left one stronger. You can read more about it here.
Well, the patch really hasn’t forced the left eye to get stronger at all. Even so, we are continuing to patch for the next 3.5 months, but now it is only 4 hours every other day. They just want to make sure that there isn’t any progress before we give up all together. So he has to wear it a few mornings, but not to school. Actually he never wore it to school, by design.
I think the reality of his eyes is most likely due to the Ocular Albinism and will not be able to be strengthened. The tech who administered the exam was trying to cheer me up a bit by saying, well he should be able to pass a drivers test even with his bad eye. You know in case something happens to his good eye.
You mean something could happen to his good eye???? Well of course, but that is the last thing I want to think about at that moment. Now I have one more thing to think about in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep.
So on we go with the patch until sometime in May. Jack is being a good sport about it and usually doesn’t complain about wearing it. Some days we even almost forget to take it off as he is heading out the door to school.