Early this morning about 5:30, Amado woke me up by jamming his thumb deep into my eye. (I don't think he meant it, he just got lucky.) It really, really hurt and I couldn't see, so Wendy and Amado took me to the emergency room at St. Joseph's. I waited along with two crazy guys who had spent all night eating at the Mandrian all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet, three people with headaches who wanted Tylenol 3, and about six people with various injuries from slipping on the ice.
The doctor gave me a few eye drops of pain medication (thank you!) and then added some yellow dye that allowed him to see the damage. "Wow, that's a big one!" he said. He drew a diagram of my eye with a huge slash about halfway across it. The nurse told me that by far the greatest cause of eye injuries they see in the emergency room are by babies sticking their fingers in their parent's eyes. Who would have known? Are these coordinated attacks?
My sight in my left eye is super blurry---the picture above is on the generous side of what I see. Plus I have tremendous pain whenever I open that eye. But the doctor says it should heal in 3-4 days. Meanwhile, I'm a one-eyed daddy and it's harder than it looks!
This blog will have to be on hold until I can see what I'm writing!