Friday, April 27, 2007


Well, Braeden's new glasses will be in in 5-7 business days!!!

At his appointment today he did a GREAT job! We went in and he was first tested by an assistant. She then dilated his eyes, which he handled just fine (when Olivia had it done not long ago she screamed bloody murder after the first eye and I didn't think we'd ever get the second one done!). After they left us for a while so the dilation could take over, the doctor came in to test him again with other testing. He put a picture up on the wall and asked Braeden what it was. Braeden was answering things like "the cow jumped over the moon." (He really did say that for the first one!) I told him he needed to stop fooling around and that they were giving him a coupon for a free ice cream cone if he did a good job. The doctor then put on the "glasses" that he changes to see what people's prescriptions are, and Braeden knew right away what the pictures were. OK, mom's an idiot. He was saying anything because he couldn't see the pictures! I felt so bad. He continued and did great though and the doctor then went over the results.

He says some fairly major vision problems. :( BUT, we caught it now and before school, reading, etc. We then went to select frames and didn't really have much of a choice. The person helping selected about 10 frames that are very kid friendly/proof and would look good with the type of lenses he needs. Only one fit. The rest were too wide, or came out too far. So, next Friday or the following Monday, we'll be back to pick up his new glasses. He needs to wear them all the time.

The frames are great, she showed me how they bend all the way back so they can take some rough handling. I found them online and here is the link to see what they look like:
I think they'll be great. I'll post a picture when we have them! :) Of course, ended up that they wouldn't take his medicaid, even with the referral, because it was a routine exam??? So, another $360 on my charge card!

At least we have a Six Flags charge. We'll be going to Great America free this summer!!! And, they have Wiggles World there as of this summer - Braeden will be in heaven! And he'll be able to see it!!! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

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Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
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But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
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