Monday, March 23, 2009

Did you miss us?

Oh my word. Having an eye injury really puts you 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
Pretty beads (and some crzy hair)



bethany said...

That is so awful about your eye!! I have never heard of that happening before but it sounds SOOOO painful! Glad you were able to get some medicine and have started feeling better.
Emy is really on her way to walking!! I love that she wants to hold your hand... Have you tried giving her something to small to hold in each hand-it is supposed to make the child feel like they are still holding on to something've probably tried it, just wanted to throw that out there!

Amy said...

Glad you're back! I can't believe that happened, OUCH! Love the Emy updates :-)

Brandi said...

Glad you are feeling better! I just found your shop on etsy. I have to say you do some amazing work! I will be coming back to see what is going on in your little world of the blogosphere!

Come by and take a visit to my little world :)

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe that about your eye! NUTS!

And I am just waiting for the day when Noah starts offering hugs. Frankly, I am doubtful it'll ever happen. He is the least cuddly kid ever. Even in his sleep, if I stroke his head, he grabs my hand and pushes it away. Is that not crazy?! He is such a boy.

I saw your comment about wanting to intentionally give your home a Christian environment. I have been learning at my mom's group that it really rotates around who YOU are as parents--whether you read your Bible every day, exhibit patience and kindness to them and to your spouse, etc. Man, is that a challenge or what?! Because if they're going to pick up your good habits, the reverse is also true!

Anyway, be encouraged! I'm learning that the best thing we can do is love God well. :) (Although instituting some traditions around your house is awesome, too! I can't wait till next Christmas.)