Kacey had her check up for her eyes with the school nurse. I got a phone call from her afterward and she confirmed the suspisions I'd already had. Kacey has made some comments lately about her eyes being "fuzzy". She made a couple remarks last year but it seemed to be related to the high or low blood sugars she was experiencing and it raised no red flags. The last few weeks, shes been telling me things are "fuzzy" but her blood sugars were "normal" at the time. Every year, the school nurse does eye testing. This morning, she tested Kacey and she was 20/40 in one eye and 20/30 in the other eye. Hmmmm?
Her last eye check up was 2008, right before she was diagnosed. She was 20/20 in both eyes then. Surely diabetes couldn't be taking it's toll on her THIS early? Yeah, the Mommy part of me is starting to worry already!
Our eye insurance has changed and the eye doc that we've used for the last 11 years is NOT a participating provider (damn you insurance!) so this means I'm back to square one trying to find a doc that participates. I called around and I found one but I've never heard of him, no one I know has heard of him and so I'm risking it here. They had an opening for 9am on Friday. WOWWW! So soon? Isn't that a bad sign if you get in right away? Since they aren't booked?
OK...I have to think positive here! I'm just heartbroken that we can't see Dr. C anymore :( We were referred to her 11 years ago. Kayleigh was only 4 years old and she couldn't see the 2 letters under the big E during her preschool eye exam. Her pediatrician sent us to Dr. C and we loved her from the beginning! Kayleigh had a lazy eye and we worked closely with Dr. C to help repair it. She became more than just a doctor. She knew us on a first name basis and every year when it came time for Kayleigh's check-up, she always knew who we were when we were waiting and she'd speak to us personally. Now that we've got this new plan...which BTW we did NOT choose....it was chosen by my husbands work....we have to see the doctors that participate or pay out the ass for coverage!
So....Friday at 9am it is! I'll update when we go. :)