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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Scratched Cornea


Yesterday, when I picked up Isabelle at school she ran over to the fence crying and said she had got something in her eye. I looked at it and didn’t see anything so I figured it was no big deal. Surprisingly though she wanted to leave right away which is unusual since we’re always the last ones on the playground and I’m dragging them out. So I knew her eye must have been really bothering her. We went home, I put some drops in it, it seemed better. Then right before we headed off to the Healthy Kids Summit she started crying that it hurt again. It’s just so hard to tell with a four year old when it’s a big deal and when it’s just drama. I honestly knew that there was something wrong with it but just how wrong?

She said she was feeling up to go so we went to the event anyway. She ended up holding a tissue over her eye the entire time even while running the obstacle course and kicking field goals! The poor kid didn’t complain but looked so pathetic with her little tissue eye.

I was hoping that a good night’s sleep would solve all of our problems but when she woke up this morning it was still red, a bit swollen, and bothering her so we headed to the doctor. After some drops and some funky black light action, they confirmed that she did indeed have a scratch of her cornea. So she’s now getting antibiotic eye ointment a few times a day and rocking an eye patch. On the plus side, if you are forced to wear an eye patch is there really any cooler time to do it than around Halloween?

"Argh Matey!"


2 comments:

  1. Poor poor baby! But man, she is definitely rockin' the eye patch. Any way you could be-dazzle it?

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  2. Ouchie! I scratched my cornea last summer (2011), so I know how much that hurts. My doctor ended up putting a contact in my eye because every time I blinked, it irritated the scratch even more. I hope she gets better SOON. Mine took about a week to heal.

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