Just under a year ago, I took little miss 3 to our general practitioner with some concerns over her eyes. They didn't seem to move together and when she was focusing on something, they would both move out of sync. The doctor dismissed it as she passed both of her tests but having that mummy instinct, I took her back a few weeks later insisting something was wrong. Again she passed both tests but a referral to the eye specialists at the Royal Children's hospital was made.
We waited 6 months to be seen and when the appointment finally rolled around, it was made clear something was wrong and surgery was scheduled on both eyes. Miss 3 was diagnosed with a condition called Strabismus. It basically means her eyes aren't aligned together (as seen in the above picture)
So on Thursday May 10 2012, she was admitted to the Brisbane Royal Children's Hospital to have the surgery. I can honestly say I have never, EVER been so scared, apprehensive or felt so helpless in my life. To think that my little girls sight lay in the hands of people I didn't know was awful.
When the surgery had finished and I was allowed to see her in recovery, she opened her eyes slightly and she said 'Mummy'. She could see me! The relief and happiness felt at that moment was incredible.