Thursday, January 11, 2007

Alphabet Soup

We have yet another diagnosis.

A couple of days ago William was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. He will likely have vision impairment that could be as severe as blindness. It is impossible to tell how he will be affected by ONH... it is another wait and see game. Unfortunately, this type of vision impairment is not such that glasses would be of use.

What scares me is that this could be an indication of how severe William's PVL is. I also worry about the development challenges of not only dealing with cerebral palsy but also being vision impaired. I want William to be as independent as possible but now I am so worried that these two diagnosis will make independence very hard for him... Ugh.

I'm drowning in Alphabet Soup.

1 comment:

Reg said...

Try to stay positive. Kids surprise us every day with their accomplishments big and small.
Our prayers are with you and your family.