Oh my word. Having an eye injury really puts you out...here is the quick story. On Wednesday the 11th, Emerson woke up from her nap and we were sitting in the dark, chatting while she got fully awake. She was pointing out my features and she pointed to my eye. I was not fast enough to blink and she scratched my eye with her tiny, razor-like nail. It was the most painful experience I have ever had.
Luckily my mother-in-law was in town and I called her to come over immediately. She drove me to an urgent care clinic where they confirmed the scratch, numbed my eye, gave me some antibiotics and sent me on my way. Thursday, my eye was still bad, but seemed a little better. Friday, Saturday and Sunday my eye still hurt so bad. I could still barely open it. I knew something was wrong. I went back to the clinic for a follow-up on Monday. The scratch was gone and they did not know what to do so they referred me to an Opthamologist. I saw him first thing Tuesday morning. He is an angel.
He said that I had a complication called a recurring surface abrasion. This is where the wound was re-opening everyday...kind of like if you were to pick a scab open everyday. Ahhh, this explained the extreme pain! So, he put me on three different meds (that I have to use for 6 weeks!!!) and said I should be feeling significantly better in a day or so. He was right, I am still using the meds, but feel much better. I can actually open my eye, drive, see in sunlight, wear mascara- life is good.
So, here is a quick run down on what is happening in Emerson's world right now.
-She loves to give hugs and kisses. If you ask her for a hug or a kiss she will come over to you with open arms and give you a real hug. It is absolutely precious.
-She got a new swing for a tree in the backyard. She is completley in love with it. Not kidding, I think she swang in it 15 times yesterday.
-She is soooooo close to walking. When my grandmom was here a couple weeks ago she taught her to walk around holding someones hand. Since then, that is all she wants to do- She has not let go yet, but this is a huge improvement.
-Grandmom also taught her how to climb up into chairs and on things- thanks grandmom!
-We went to the zoo last Thursday with Meghann and Hayden. The kiddos had a good time riding around in the wagon. Again, they gave each other adorable hugs- it is soooo sweet.
-Emerson LOVES jewelry. She has some mardi-gras beads and a bangle bracelet of mine that she loves to wear around. If you have jewelry on, even a watch, she wants you to take it off so that she can wear it.
We had our first Stride Rite experience. Her feet are finally big enough for real shoes. She got some precious sandals for summer and some tennis shoes in a bigger size for the fall. She thinks she is hot stuff in her new shoes.
Emy and Hayden at the zoo (more pics to come)
Walking with daddy
Such a big girl
Loving the swing