Katie-Lou CAN see

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I wrote last week how disappointing her eye tests were. It didnt seem she reacted to any of the visual stimulation that she was being tested with. I and play nurse Margaret (she’s a star) have been doing our own tests and she definitely will look at moving objects. Ive been using LED apps on my iphone and ipad and which scroll large black and white text across the screen. Black and white is apparently the 1st colours babies react to and we are beginning to understand, terribly,  that maybe we need to help Katie-Lou relearn some  or maybe even most things from scratch. Again, when she’s calm and the ward is quiet, she will react when I put the moving text in front of her, not always and noticeably better on her left hand side but she DEFINITELY is looking at it. I make sure she cant hear me so I know she’s not looking toward sound. Its noticeable that her closing her eyes when asked, reacting to visual stimulation only really happens when things are quiet, you talk softly, up close to her and she’s relaxed.

Author: Andy MacLean

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.bragg.7547 Lisa Bragg

    That’s great Andy, I felt sure she was looking at me on Monday too, when I asked her to. xx

  • Katrina fairbairn

    That’s fantastic news – so pleased x

  • Douglas H

    Wonderful news!

  • Auntie Julie

    Great news Nikki n Andy xx our little Katie-lou is a star xxxxxxxxx so glad the bands are here in Plymouth xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/caroline.clough Caroline ‘Princess’ Clough

    Fantastic news x really pleased x

  • http://www.facebook.com/RedChevy Tracey RedChevy Barber

    Fantastic news!

  • http://www.facebook.com/danielle.keen2 Danielle Keen

    fantastic news

  • Kirsty nash

    brilliant she’s a wee trouper, persevere andy you are all doing brilliant x

  • shauna kirby mullen

    thats great !!!

  • Gcraw2012

    Andy can I suggest u try wee see app look on you tube it’s a great stimulant for vision great news. My daughter has CVI (cortical visual impairment) when the eye it’s self is good but the brain cannot process what the eye sees. Torches up against a black background lie an umbrella over Katie-Lou when the rooms dark and shine a touch, red LED lights also metallic shinny paper space blankets the ones u wrap your self in after a run great for stimulating vision.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andymaclean.lizardking Andrew Maclean

      Thanks for the advice – I put we see on my iphone, couldnt finf it on you tube and theres no instructions – do you have a link to it on you tube?



  • Gcraw2012

    I have posted two links on my Facebook page I tried to do it on here but got stuck (Gillian Crawford) i hope that u get some response I swear by these simple pics not to much to focus on but they r high in contrast and r big and bold x

    • http://www.facebook.com/andymaclean.lizardking Andrew Maclean

      Gillian u can sign in here on these comments to facebook and add the links or just paste the links in here. ive added u as a friend on facebook if u want to just fwd them to me there – cant view all ur facebook page till u add me as a friend (i think). Thanks.