Yes – Neurologists Really do Smile!

Just when I was starting to get into my groove on Wednesday’s, I have already had to change up my beloved schedule. While I normally work on Mondays, I took the day off so I could be at Lola’s neurologist appointment with Dr. Zimmer. I have finally come to terms that I am indeed the crazy mother who must attend every single neurologist appointment…they mean that much to me. And while I sincerely trust my husbands ability to tell me “word for word” what Dr. Zimmer said, I just know that my worried mind rests much easier when I hear the words myself. But come on…it’s not like it is just any appointment. It’s not to check out a diaper rash, it’s not a therapy session and it’s...
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Same Story, Different Doctor

Today Lola went back to yet another pediatric ophthalmologist…this was now her third. Dr. Zimmer wanted an opinion from Riley Children’s Hospital in hopes to find answers regarding Lola’s low vision. Dr. Zimmer thought the recent MRI results gave no indication as to why Lola would have an impairment. Just as we suspected, Lola’s eyes are healthy. The doctor couldn’t find anything wrong with the structure of Lola’s eyes. His conclusion was that Lola’s lack of eyesight stems from her brain. He thought as Lola’s development improves, her eyesight will as well. But early in the appointment, I explained how much her vision had improved in just the last couple of weeks and I was told that typically does not happen in kids with CVI (cortical visual impairment)....
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