I had prepared some toys that made noises so that they might have been able to draw his attention to them but he was not particularly interested in them. He happily found all sorts of things to play with. We found that he seemed to be able to see quite small things so we started to test to see exactly what he could see. We put smaller and smaller objects on his play surface, until he could not see them any more. We found that he could even see coco pops. The only test that he failed was that he could not see white grains of rice on the pink blanket; having said that, my wife could not see them either though.
This has taken us completely by surprise. We thought he was almost completely blind in his left eye but he has shown amazing prowess with it.
This has reminded me of a passage form the bible - Luke 7:22:
So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have skin diseases are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.His left eye seems to be much better than before, his gross motor skills still improving (although he is not yet walking), his eczema has cleared up, he is still deaf (I expect God is still working on this one), and he is not dead.
I send my appreciation and admiration to all of Raphael's doctors, nurses, therapists and teachers. Your skills and hard work are improving my son's quality of life.