Aidan and Frank
Ethan and Chuck
Cousins:Ethan, Aidan, Kayla, Connor
The Rash Family (Connor looks like he's the only one who's really ready for the picture!)
We had another visit to IA City last week with Ethan. Dr. Drack said the glasses have greatly straightened out Ethan's distance vision, but he is still crossing quite a bit with up close stuff. So, he is getting bifocals.....he's the only 2 year old I've ever heard of with bifocals! So, hopefully that helps. He also had his blood drawn again to test for a different type of albinism (OCA type 1). This one gets sent to Baylor in Texas and again will be 4-6 weeks before we get results. Dr. Drack said if this one comes back negative (like the last one) then we'll probably wait and retest again in 5 years. She is still thinking the optic nerve hypoplasia is linked to a form of albinism. She said whether his optic nerve is 1/2 the size it should be, or a 1/3 of the size it should be is hard to determine at this point. As he gets older and they can do more extensive tests on his eyes, then we will know more. We are very thankful that he likes wearing his glasses and has adjusted to them so easily. We hope the bifocal is as easy of a transition for him. We will make the trek to IA City again in August for another recheck.
Both boys also had their first dentist visit this month. Dr. Debbie was wonderful with them and said they both have very beautiful, healthy teeth. They talk about Dr. Debbie every night when they brush their teeth and have even been playing dentist with each other!
Finally, we had a family wedding last weekend in Dubuque. We stayed at the Grand Harbor Hotel and Waterpark. The boys thought the waterpark was very cool. Aidan was getting very brave by the end and would want to jump in and not have anyone catch him, and then swim over to the steps and do it all over again. They are getting so big!