Tom Sawyer and Goldilocks both had extensive eye exams. Tom Sawyer had a great exam. I told the optometrist how he was reading above grade level but still wanted to only read graphic novels. She tested him and found him to be slightly farsighted. He now has reading glasses and he loves them. She said he would leap in to chapter books very soon. On the first day he came home and read for 2 hours straight. Woo Hoo!
Goldilocks had many more issues. She is going to need 9 months of vision therapy at a hefty cost. It will take us a few months to figure out how to afford it for her. The doctor said there was lots of work that could be done to improve her reading, writing, and overall learning abilities. She said she was surprised that she could read at all. Her vision was that of a pre-K to first grade student. So there is hope for improvement. I have blamed her learning issues on low IQ, FASD and RAD for so long. It is exciting to think that she may have an opportunity to learn better.
Goldilocks also had some excitement with her hand. She was chasing her little brother and trying to kick him and her big brother blocked her. She fell on her bottom and then proceeded to try and smack her big brother repeatedly. She missed one time and hit the hardwood floor with her hand. Her hand did not look so bad, but she sure did carry on. So we took her to a sports injury doctor in the morning. Sure enough, she had bruised the growth plates in her hand and had to wear a half cast for a week. This gave me the opportunity to repeatedly tell her that when you hurt someone you also hurt yourself. Amazingly, she has told everyone the truth on how she got hurt. Although she looks a bit proud of herself in the photo ~ don't you think?
We leave for Disney World in just 24 hours.... I think only crazy people go to Florida in June. However, we fit that category. We are packing like nuts and trying to figure out the complicated pet care for our menagerie. I am at this stage in the packing process.....