He had his preschool evaluation a week and a half ago. I have no doubt that he will qualify and will be starting right at his third birthday. I am excited and terrified at the same time. We have a couple of decisions to make as to where he goes, so I pray that we choose the right place.
This Friday, we go back to Colt's ophthalmologist, Dr. Peterson. I always enjoy seeing him, especially if they don't dilate Colt's eyes. That is always a battle. We have been noticing Colt doing something kind of strange with his eyes and I am anxious to talk this over with the doctor. When Colt was younger and his Nystagmus was not as controlled as it is now, he used what is called a "null point." The null point is a head/eye position in which the Nystagmus slows or stops. Since Nystagmus causes blurred vision, it is good to have a null point, because the vision is better in that head position. Before his surgeries, Colt's null point was to the left. You can see he is using it in these pictures:
It is most noticeable in these two pictures, where I am straight ahead, yet he turns his head to look at me.
Still no word from the geneticist. We are about to accept that Colt is just different and doesn't really fit into any one category. He is unbelievably smart, we do know that. I imagine all parents feel that way, but he has a memory that surprises people daily. It's bizarre, really! If you do something one time, Colt will NEVER, EVER forget it. I need to remember that. I will never get away with anything with this one, I can already tell. ;)
So, that's where we are these days.
Precious monster. :)