Friday, August 14, 2009

13 Aug 2009

I'm writing this blog with a heavy heart. This morning we bought Den for eye examination. 6 months ago, we were told she has astigmatism. Today, the ophthalmologists told us she has Squint (strabismus) and she need to undergo a surgery. Besides that, she need to wear glasses.

Initially, I was shocked to hear that she need to undergo surgery, even though it was supposed to be a minor surgery. I quickly masked my reaction, Den picked up others' mood very quickly, I didn't want to scare her. We continue our routine activities and even some schooling this evening.

I told her very soon she might need to go for a surgery. In the surgery, doc would put her to sleep so that he can correct her eye sight (I did not go into the detail). She was more concern if there is any needle involved in administrating the general anaesthetic. She was also quite excited about the prospect of wearing glasses!

Only when everyone was asleep, I started my research on strabismus. The more that I read, the more I became confused. I'm not sure if the surgery is the only way. I think we need a second opinion. I will call up another center tomorrow.

After that, I did my devotion and prayed. I prayed for wisdom. I prayed for guidance and protection. I believe He is in charged.


  1. I'm sorry to hear that. My 18 month old son was in the hospital for a week with an infection. It is so terrible hard when our little ones aren't well - you wish you could take their places. My prayers are with you for a fast and easy recovery.

  2. Thank you very much. We really need that.

    We saw an orthoptist last Sat (as far as I know, there is only one orthoptist in the KL), she didn't object to the surgery but suggested us to get Den a pair of glasses right away (for her astig) and also start patching (alternate eyes). We did both. Will go back to her in a month time.

    ST and I dont mind to let Den go tru the surgery, our worry is what if after she go tru the surgery and her brain still refuse to use both eyes.

    Most probably, we will go for the surgery as well as the therapy with the orthoptist.