Parenting is never plain sailing nor like it says in the guidebooks. There are always ups and downs. It is always worrying when you child is not ‘normal’. Ms C has been diagnosed with myopia and astigmatism since she was two. Since then, we have been to the Community Hospital every two to three months for a check-up. Each time Ms C will say she can’t see when the word is too small. We have been seen by the consultant, optician and orthoptist.
Two months ago, we finally got an appointment at Birmingham Hospital to do an eye scan and eye X-ray to rule out any abnormalities. We waited quite a while before our turn to see them. When it was our turn, we were walked into a narrow corridor and into a dark room. While we were there, I was asked to sit with Ms C on the special chair with her. Then the technician placed a lot of gel onto her hair and stuck the electrolytes on.