A while ago I kept thinking that Sam was a little cross-eyed. His right eye seems to turn in intermittently. But I thought maybe I was being a little paranoid and projecting my own issues on to my children. I have strabismus and amblyopia, you see, so it could just be in my imagination. My mother has it, too. Besides, while strabismus affects males and females equally, the bias in me always figured that IF any of my children developed strabismus, it would be one of my girls.
Then, a week and a half ago, we had the Early Intervention team out to assess the triplets (more on that in a subsequent post in my copious spare time) and one of the first things that one of the therapists noticed was that Sam's eye turns in. Go figure. I took a look through some pictures of him (see above), and lo and behold! he really DOES have an eye that turns in.
I called an optometrist friend of mine and asked if this is something that I should deal with now or later and she said absolutely nothing but bad things could come from waiting. She said I could either see an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Her recommendation was to see a developmental optometrist, and while I see her point, I'm hesitant about that based on my OWN experience. So I called my pediatrician today and asked who they recommend I see. They, not shockingly, recommended I see a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in strabismus. I'm leaning toward consulting with both and going from there, to be honest.
Therefore, I've at least made an appointment with the ophthalmologist for next Thursday afternoon. I've been warned that if he sees signs of strabismus in Sam, he'll want to see the girls, too. Yippee!