A couple months ago when I was volunteering in Josh's classroom his teacher mentioned that she noticed Josh had been making excuses of getting out of doing his work, he wasn't trying very hard. Whenever it was time for writing he would often make the excuse of having to go to the bathroom or his tummy hurt to get out of doing his work. I talked to him about it and he said it was hard for him to see the words on the board that he was supposed to copy. I told him that he needed to move closer to the white board so he could see the words better. I didn't realize that he literally could not see the words.
Well, he goes on track break, he goes back to school everything is good he says "school is perfect," until the beginning of this week the school nurse calls, Josh is not feeling well, his tummy hurts. We decide over the phone that he is well enough to stay. When he came home from school he tells me that he threw up in his class, I thought it was odd that that the nurse never called me to come and get him. The next day the nurse calls and has Josh in her office again, he told the teacher that he had thrown up at home the night before. Well that wasn't true, but I picked up Josh from school. We talked about him lying to me and the teacher and why he is making excuses to get out of school. He then tells me that his head hurts, his eyes are blurry, and he keeps running into walls at school. I was hesitant to believe him because he had lied about being sick, but I knew by then that something was wrong so yesterday he sees the eye doctor and come to find out Josh has horrible vision. His vision is at an 8. Which for Jason and I who do not wear glasses had no idea what that meant, but it is really bad! I felt horrible, I continue to feel horrible. Besides glasses, we were referred to a pediatric opthamologist for eye therapy! It is just hard to believe that his vision has been so bad and we never picked up on it sooner. There were just never any signs prior to this that we can think of. I also start thinking of all the trips we have taken in the past 6 years of his life, Disneyland, the beach, yellowstone, Knott's Berry Farm, Legoland, did he not see any of it! I am still in shock. And he has to wait 10 days for his glasses to come in! I0 days is an eternity! Oh but wait he has just gone through a year of preschool and a year of kindergarten without being able to see a thing, what's another 10 days! I just can't believe we never had his eyes checked sooner. I am the worst mom ever!! Just get your kids eyes checked if you haven't already!