We have to patch Ben's good eye for 5 hours per day. Our Doctor will not allow us to get any sort of pirate patch as it doesn't work as well. It has to be an adhesive bandaid patch. We found some cool ones online yesterday that have designs on them. We'll see how big of a battle this will be for us before I order expensive ones online.
For now, I drew a decoration on it and he thought it was cool. Until I put it over his good eye.
He was mad and started to cry.
He doesn't want to wear it to karate or gymnastics, and he was worried that he'd have to wear it to school. I told him no on all counts, but it didn't really cheer him up. His right eye hasn't worked properly in years, so it's going to take a little while to get used to using it. Plus, his vision is still very blurry out of only the right eye even with his glasses on. This is going to be a process.
The good news is that the Doctor actually said watching TV is a great exercise for him to do during patch time and he said he may need to sit close until his eye starts to work better. So, I got him all set up watching The Hulk this afternoon.
I even made him popcorn. But he is still complaining and not happy. One hour down, four to go. I know it'll get easier with each day and that it really isn't a big deal. I'm just trying to convince Ben of that.