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Monday, November 16, 2009

ER Visit

It's been a long time since I've been into the ER, and I've only gone with Kendall before, but this morning at 5 am we made a trip to the ER. Friday night my eye started hurting and watering. Saturday it was much worse. It seemed just like the time back in June that I got a virus in my eye, so I started taking the eye drops that the doctor prescribed for me back then: bad idea. They actually made it worse until I ended up in the ER this morning. Turns out I have a corneal ulcer in my left eye. Basically I scratched my cornea somehow and it got infected and turned into an ulcer. The pain was unbearable enough that even after a blessing I felt that I needed to go in, and good thing I did. If left untreated, the ulcer will eat right through the cornea and cause you to go blind within a very short amount of time. I also had to go see an ophthalmologist this morning and I have to go in again tomorrow. And I have to put antibiotic eye drops in every hour. Plus other drops four times a day. They burn so bad and are miserable, but it's better than blindness. Luckily we got back from the ER quickly enough that Kendall was only a little late for work (only his 3rd day and already going in late :) ) and luckily my mom has a flexible enough boss that she drove me all over Illinois all morning lugging around 3 little kids. Now, nap time. Ahhh. I'm exhausted from no sleep and all the eye drops!

14 comments:

Lindsey said...

Oh Melissa. That sounds horrible! Do you guys need dinner, babysitting, another run to the pharmacy? Call me if you think of something that would help.

Sunny said...

You poor thing! Glad you figured it out before something dramatic happened. Has Kendall's insurance kicked in yet? Some places are immediate and some are after 30 days. Hope you feel better soon!

Stephen and Gabrielle said...

That's miserable! Glad you got it taken care of before things got horrible.

Anna said...

I am glad that things worked out okay sorry about the horrible eyedrops. Please let me know if you need me.

Heather said...

oh man! I'm so sorry to hear all this! I'm glad you got it all checked out though! I hope all stays well and you heal fast!

Kyle and Amy Brinkerhoff said...

I am so sorry to hear that. Good thing you caught it in time. Isn't it nice to have family close.

Three Men and a Janie said...

How scary! I'm glad you went in when you did... And I'm glad your Mom is close to help out. Get well!

By the way, I drove past your old apt today and it was really sad to think you were hundreds of miles away... Thank heavens for blogging!

Aubrey Scott said...

Oh my gosh. I am so sorry to hear about that. I hope it gets better soon and let me know if I can help somehow.

danniellespackman said...

Oh goodness!! Hope things start to get better soon!

Kendra Fackrell said...

Sorry about your eye. That is scarey. I hope you're doing better. Good thing you went in. That could be terrible.

Carrie Wood said...

I am really glad you went to the doctor!! Wow, that is amazing. I hope things heal and you can get your eye/vision back to normal!

Marilee said...

Crazy! I am so glad you went in to the ER when you did! Hope you get to stop taking those drops soon!

Harrisons said...

Nothing worse than not being able to see what your kids are getting into! Glad you're on the mend.

anoyce said...

What an ordeal! I'm glad you went to the hospital when you did. I hope you feel better soon.