It"s a Crazy Wonderful Life

This is a blog about my family and the crazy life in the Sims Household. We have 5 children, ranging from 14 to 5, and seem to be going in all different directions sometimes. The purpose of this blog is to help keep our friends and family up to date on what is going on in our lives.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ryan's COOL Eye

Today I took Ryan for a visit to the Opthamologist at the request of our pediatrician. Many people know and have commented on Ryan's super cool eye. His left eye is about 1/3 brown and 2/3 blue. (it is called heterochromia) You can kind of see it in this picture on the inside of his left eye.
It has been that way since he was very little. I think he was about 18 months old when I first noticed the change. I never thought anything of it other than my little joke, "It is the only part of me that could squeak through the Sims obviously dominant genes." I have always just thought he had a cool colored eye and never thought there would be any kind of reason for concern. That is until...

In August, we went in for the kids annual physicals. The doctor asked me about his eye. How long has it been like that? Have I noticed any changes in it at all over the years? My answers were simple, since he was a toddler, and I hadn't noticed any changes. She said she wanted me to take him in and have it checked by a specialist. Here is the kicker that got me nervous, she recently had a little girl in her office with a similar color variation in her eye. Upon further examination she was found to have a mole in her eye that ended up being cancerous and she lost her eye completely. Okay, so that scared me enough to get him in to the eye doctor at the first available appointment I could get.

The doctor tells me that Ryan's brown spot is in fact a mole, but that he sees no reason at this time for concern. He said the word MOLE and it scared me to death but he told me to watch for any changes and he will check him out once a year and that I shouldn't worry about. So I am going to try not to worry about it...but really who wouldn't worry after hearing that story about the little girl?

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