2 weeks ago
Monday, November 16, 2009
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!