Posted (Tina) in All Posts on July-1-2008

Ella had her first eye exam today. It went well. She enjoyed the first part of the exam, especially when she had to track the finger puppet that was a bumble bee. She even gave a few smiles here and there.

Once the drops went into her eyes to dilate them, she lost it. After I got her settled which took about 15 minutes, she was good for a few more peeks into her eyes with the bright light. Then, she let me know that once and for all, she was over the eye exam concept. It was no longer fun for her.

The good news is that her eyes look healthy and there are no issues right now. This was great to hear, especially considering that she has been on oxygen since birth. Initially, the eye doctor was concerned about the cornea, retina and blood vessels. But everything checked out great!

One thing is for sure, her navy blue paisley dress sure made her blue eyes stand out!

Joel Snyder on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:17 am #

Ella, What great news “Blue Eyes” I am so glad that your eyes checked out O.K. Sorry about the exam but you will probably take the next one without a hitch. Your Mom sure is on the mark with that pretty blue dress it sure makes your peepers look good. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lizotte Family on July 2nd, 2008 at 3:22 am #

I don’t like dilating the eyes either. You did a great job Ella!

Steve and Joan Odell on July 2nd, 2008 at 6:21 am #

We’re so proud of you – I don’t like having that done either — you look gorgeous. Have a happy first Fourth of Julys – Prayers, Steve and Joan

Chambers Family on July 2nd, 2008 at 8:22 am #

Tina what is your mailing address? I haven’t seen any pedipeds on your girl so I think I will send some your way. Once you have one pair — it is all you will buy. No I don’t work for them… =)

Eve Johnson on July 2nd, 2008 at 9:57 am #

My daughter is going to get double smooches when I get home tonight…her share and all of the ones that I can’t give Ella!

Williamsburg on July 2nd, 2008 at 10:29 am #

what great news that your eyes checked out well, Miss Ella. Like Forrest Gump says, “One less thing, right?” No guarantees that you won’t start doing the trombone in your 40’s (ahem), but terrific news for today. And as always, you do it all in style =) Love you all. XOXOXO

Tracy Schultz on July 2nd, 2008 at 2:35 pm #

Can you believe, a year old in three weeks?!?!
Wow. What a journey. Thanks for allowing us to lift you all up to the Father. What a blessing you have all been to us. :0)

Lisa Richmond on July 2nd, 2008 at 2:53 pm #

Keep on ‘truckin! (now what type of stupid statement was that?) That’s aging myself!

I’m so greatful that you and your family are doing well Ella! Though you have not met me or my daughters…we’ll always be sista’s in Christ!
Ella is beautiful in Blue…that’s for sure!

Jim and Char Jordan on July 3rd, 2008 at 8:03 pm #

Happy Fourth of July everyone! Good to see that girl everyday. We love seeing her. Someday we may even get to hold her. LOL Aunt Char and Jim

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