The Daughter Chronicles

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Random things about Mia

Well, Mia said "fish" today. I guess Krys knew what she was doing when she bought the little buggers. Mia was checking them out and Krys said "They're fish. Can you say fish. F-f-f-f-fish?"

Mia said, "F-f-f-ffffsssshhh!"

We both clapped and cheered and generally made a big deal about it, because that's what you do! She was excited about the praise. Knowing her, we'll probably never hear the word again, but she said it!

It's been a while since I've written about the depressing aspects of raising a kid with a traumatic brain injury. There's no use dwelling on it, after all. However, there are some strange things about Mia, I can't deny it.

Her eyes work weirdly. Her vision, as far as we know, is fine. However, her eyes don't track terribly well. If her eyeballs are in the corner of her eyes and she wants to track something, they stay in the corner and she tries to follow them, and then suddenly they snap into the center. It's disconcerting. A woman from the Foundation for Blind Children comes by once a month and checks her vision, and she doesn't think anything's wrong, so we don't worry, but it's weird.

There was something else, but I can't remember. Tarnation. Maybe next time I'll have remembered.