Special Needs families have so many challenges. Families like my own, whose children require prosthetics have our own special challenges. Changes need to be made and advocating like a mother is required. It is tiring. That will not deter me. It will not stop me from trying to change how our children receive care and the assistance that our families need.
Here is a quick FAQ on eye prosthetics. Your questions get answered finally!
Eye Exams... no one really likes them but they are so important! As a new parent, I would have never known when was the right time. Maybe before kindergarten or only if she complained of eye issues. Explore when to get your childs first eye exam and how often to follow up.
We ran a few errands and headed home. I hurried to the bathroom and changed into my pjs. I quickly went and got Scarlett from my mother in law. Noticing her diaper seemed heavy, I placed her on the changing table. While changing her diaper, I noticed that her right eye looked off.
I was running myself ragged between the fourth and fifth floors of the hospital. All I wanted to do was hold my baby, which I had not done since the pediatrician took her for her check the morning before.
When we got to the NICU, Scarlett was hooked up to monitors immediately. We were scared but just wanted to find out what was wrong with her.
Am I? This is a question that I have struggled with since discovering Scarlett's conditions. Am I a "special needs" momma?