We hope everyone had a great holiday! We have been busy, busy lately.
Jack did fairly well after his surgery. He had some swelling/bruising/redness for the last week, but that has subsided. His eyes were straight until Friday morning, and then they began to cross intermittently again. With that said, we do not have any idea if this is due to his brain trying to figure out what to do, or if the surgery will have to be repeated. The doctor did say that his eyes were extremely crossed and tight and he was surprised they were more extreme then he had originally thought. He has also been running a temp since the surgery, but it was due to an ear infection and not related to his eyes. He is on an antibiotic for the ear infection.
Now on to other topics! Christmas went well. Jack liked the boxes and wrapping paper the best. He really didn't understand what to do initially, but quickly caught on. His favorite gift from Mama and Daddy was a vacuum cleaner. He LOVES to vacuum! Ha! He also received a lot of gifts from our family that he loves. Thanks to everyone!
For New Years, we met the Curran family at Myrtle Beach. He finally met his Aunt Chris, Uncle Scott, Uncle Jim and Jim's girlfriend Rita. He also met his other 3 cousins - Megan, Katie and Amanda. He was a little shy at first, but did warm up to them. Nana and Papa, and Aunt Carolyn, Uncle Jeff and Emily were also there. He seemed to fit in just like he had always been a part of the family.
This week Jack has a post-op eye appointment and also a team of specialists from the Infant & Toddler program are coming to our home to evaluate him for services. We hope to also get to the Social Security office to apply for his SS#. It is so cold right now, we won't get him out unless he is feeling better.