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07:35 pm: eye scare #2
Teddy woke up at 3:30 this morning screaming bloody murder: "MY EYE HURTS!"

I rinsed it out with saline, he whimpered, he fell asleep again.

He woke up at 6:00 saying it still hurt (though not screaming). I rinsed it out again. He said it didn't help. I told him we needed to go to the doctor. He said it was all better. He went back to sleep.

He woke up again, saying it still hurt. More saline, more complaints, more denials.

Doctor's phone was busy (wtf? no switch to voicemail?). Website was down. Panic ensued (mine).

In the meantime, Teddy remembered it was picture day and lunch day at school and denied it hurt at all... while clearly in great pain every time he tried to open it in the light (it was ok in the dark).

Doctor couldn't find anything but said the waking up screaming thing wasn't normal (Teddy, when the doctor asked how he was, said "not so good"... Teddy always says "fine"). Referred us to the ophthalmologist. No school for Teddy.

He fell asleep in my arms (making typing real fun) and stayed asleep for 2 hours (yes, I transferred him to the bed).

He hasn't napped in the morning in more than 2 years. He only naps in the afternoon if he's really, really sick. So I was nervous. But no fever and no further claims of eye pain.

The ophthalmologist thinks he might've seen a small scratch, but then couldn't see it again. Teddy's eye otherwise checks out just fine. He did awesome with the instruments (he had to keep his forehead pressed against the bar and his chin pressed down on the ledge, which ain't easy).

He's clearly feeling lots better. Thank goodness. Eye stuff scares me.

Current Location: Longmeadow
Current Mood: relievedrelieved

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From:wendymarques
Date:May 12th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)

Me Too!

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Eye stuff makes me nervous, especially since Luis has such terrible eyes. I hope that whatever was bothering Teddy is all gone and he is back to his happy self...
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From:katehaney
Date:May 13th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)

I didn't realize Luis had terrible eyes!

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I guess I've seen him in glasses, but it seems 'most everyone wears glasses these days...
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 13th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)

Second that emotion!

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Sure hope he's better tomorrow!

YoMaMa
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From:katehaney
Date:May 13th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)

thanks!

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He's doing much better. No further signs or complaints of eye pain.

:phew!:
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