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Well it’s been two weeks now since I picked MasterB’s glasses up from the opticians and we had that horrific first hour of constant screaming that I thought was going to be the start of a nightmare.
Two whole weeks and it’s been a lovely two weeks. We haven’t even broken a pair of glasses yet! In fact I have to say MasterB seems to love his glasses, he never ever tries to take them off and when I have to take them off him for bedtime etc, he goes mad at me. If I knew it was going to be this easy I’d have been so less worried Its like he has learnt that his world is better when the glasses are on and that’s all there is to it
There have been some really positive changes in MasterB’s behaviour since wearing glasses. Even his carers at nursery have commented on how he has changed. He seems so much happier since getting glasses, it’s not that he was ever unhappy before but looking back he often seemed placid and content to sit on the sidelines. Since having his glasses he is so much more interested in everything that is going on around him and wants to be involved. He will spend ages staring at things and examining them intently.
Even his eating seems to have improved, he makes so much less mess and seems able to pick up food and eat it so much more easily. Before it was just scooping up handfuls of whatever was in front of him but now he examines his plate and then carefully picks up individual pieces. He still hasn’t had the confidence to take more than a couple of steps yet but I don’t think it will be long until he is chasing his sister around everywhere
One thing I was worried about was whether he’d still be my little baby, it sounds strange but I worried I would lose my MasterB behind his glasses but now when I look at photos of him I see MY MasterB looking back at me, looking interested in the world and looking happy. He’s still my little baby just a happier one We have a follow up appointment with a consultant at Sunderland Eye Infirmary in June so it will be interesting to see what they say.
So on Tuesday evening we picked up MasterB’s glasses. We put them on him when we got home and that first hour nearly destroyed me. He screamed and screamed I felt so awful for him, it must have felt strange and overwhelming to suddenly have your whole vision completely changed.
Thank goodness that after about an hour he suddenly clicked and the smiles appeared. By bedtime he was smiling, playing and back to his normal self. I noticed an immediate difference in how he played and looked at things, he spent ages studying in detail his toys which up to today must have all been in soft focus
Yesterday, Wednesday was his first full day of wearing his glasses. It started with him crying until I put his glasses on in the morning. He seems to have realised that they help him to see and has stopped trying to take them off. He is definitely happier whilst wearing them
We took him to nursery where his carers all said how cute he looked in his glasses. He was wearing a neoprene sunglasses strap on them to keep them in place as I thought this would help initially until he got used to them and stopped trying to take them off.
When I picked him up from nursery I was expecting them to say he had been tired, his ears were sore or something similar but apparently he had been fantastic all day. Happy, smiling, playing and the only time he complained was when they took them off him to go to sleep. I am so relieved he has adapted so quickly
Bath time was interesting as he was grumpy about not being able to wear his glasses in the bath, he can’t can he? What do other people do, let them wear them in the bath? Bedtime went smoothly and I’d say the only time I noticed anything negative was from midnight onwards when the fun really started!
At midnight MasterB was crying so I got him up, put his glasses on, gave him a bottle and put him back to bed. At 1 MasterB was crying again so I got him up, gave him nurofen as I though he might have a headache from wearing glasses all day. No joy, he just didn’t want to sleep. This continued until 3:45am. He seemed fine, very tired but he just couldn’t switch off. I think he had taken in so much during the day his brain was just on hyper mode and he couldn’t sleep bless him. I’m desperately hoping we don’t have a repeat of that tonight and that he sleeps better.
This morning I left him at nursery without the strap holding his glasses on, he has made no attempt to take them off so I thought the sooner we can ditch the strap the better. His carer has it in her pocket just in case she thinks he needs it.
Oh and I’m thinking by the weekend we will be having our first trip back to the opticians to get the frames straightened. They were very bent and twisted after just one day (whoops) but we straightened them out ourselves but I reckon another couple of days and they will need fixing. I’m really hoping that we aren’t going to destroy a pair a week!
I think I’m getting used to seeing him in glasses, it’s strange as he looks so different but the same if that makes sense. He’s still my cute little baby but now he also looks older and more intelligent. I was worried he would look silly and people would laugh at him but I think he suits them and looks pretty cute in them.
Apparently MasterB had a great day at nursery, loved wearing his specs and went mad whenever they were taken off (for nap time). I’m so relieved he has taken to wearing them so easily, he seems so happy and content in them
So this afternoon MasterB’s glasses arrived so we went to pick them up. The first hour of him wearing them almost destroyed me, he screamed hysterically but he finally settled down and by bedtime he was playing happily I think he looks cute in them.