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Monday, February 25, 2008

Sheeeee'll Scratch Your Eye Out!

Yesterday morning before church, Sophia and I were enjoying some early morning moments together. We were sitting on the couch, talking and playing, when suddenly her razor nails came full speed at my eye. Before I could even react, she made a nice clean slice across my cornea. YOWZA!!! My eye slammed shut, and remained that way for the rest of the day. It stung and burned when my eye was closed. It stung and burned when my eyes were open. It even stung and burned while I took a nap.

After "the incident," I toughed up and got ready for church. We made it, late of course. By the end of the service, all my resolve melted and I turned into a pool of self pity. My eye was drooling more than Sophia, and my nose was trying to keep up. I had a kleenex for my eye, and a kleenex for my nose-- both soaked. This kept up fo the rest of the day. So after church, I eagerly took my dad's invitation to let them care for me while Jared did some more packing. I got to spend the afternoon under the watchful care of my dad. He administered eye drops and antibiotics when needed. He made up the bed for me so I could take a nap. He found an eye mask to keep out the light. (Which I wore for several hours, including during lunch. Going about the day blind gave me quite a different perspective. It was so frustrating.) All the while, Grandma, Aunt Anna, Aunt Shinae, and Uncle Josh took care of the wee babe. Thanks everyone for your help.

Last night when I went to bed, not only did my eye burn, but it was also swollen and red. I awoke this morning to a new eye. It feels so much better and I can actually use it again! Not completely restored, but a huge step up from yesterday.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD for his mercies and His ability to fix the things that we break (and scratch)

Love you Foofy

Papar

erin said...

Wow--I'm glad you feel better. I felt so bad for you at church! I wish I could have helped!

erin said...

Also, at least she didn't shoot your eye out...
I'm just saying.

kristi noser said...

It's amazing how fast eyes heal. I hope you feel better and better.