My son Charlie, now 3.5, was born with a cataract in his right eye. After a few surgeries it all seems sorted out, but he has glasses (bifocals, actually) and also wears an eye patch for a few hours daily.
I have this intense feeling of guilt from all the doctor visits he goes to, the eye patching which he hates, and the fact that his vision in that eye will never be very good, and I have noticed that I tend to spoil him a little.
But on Monday I took him to the eye doctor and as a result his daily eye patching schedule is going to change. Up to now he’s had to have the eye patch on for 2 hours a day, and that has been reasonably manageable.
Now the doctor says he wants him to have the eye patch for SEVEN hours every day. Sigh. Anyone know where I can get a good deal on a pony? Because I’m pretty sure I’m going to need to up the spoiling.