Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ok, I'm glad you're not a chiropractor

I usually complain a little about how if we're going through all this med school Ryan could at least be specializing in something that is useful to me.  And then I give the ultimate slam to an M.D. and say, "Like a chiropractor." That always goes over well.  :)  But eyes?  Perfect.  Never needed glasses, contacts, nothing.  I'm trying find the silver linings where I can - like free designer sunglasses for me, some Botox here and there, wish I could use that Latisse to make my eyelashes grow, but I'm too chicken because I don't want my blue eyes to go darker.  Anyhow, yes, I guess I have found a few perks.

And then tonight. Cash was playing with a bunch of cables that Ryan was cleaning out and Ryan saw as he flung around a USB cable that bounced back and whipped him right in the eye. I didn't see anything but before I knew what happened I caught Ryan's immediacy as he rushed him into the other room called out orders to me and within 30 seconds had dyes and drops and lights to show us exactly where the cornea had been scratched. Minutes after that they were off to the hospital to check him out more.  It was freaking me out a little to see how much Ryan was freaking out -  I guess knowing all the bad things that can happen and being worried about a ruptured globe - especially on your own kid, tends to make you a little paranoid.
Luckily it looks like it should heal fine, it wasn't any deeper than it was, and hopefully shouldn't have any scarring since it's right in the center of his vision and that would be bad if it did.  I'm a little emotional, and quite grateful that I married a talented guy and at present, couldn't be happier that he chose ophthalmology.

11 comments:

Julie said...

Wow! How scary! Was that just today? Oh my goodness! Glad Cash is going to be okay! Loved the pictures on your last blog! I am glad mom has been there and had her camera!!!! And that she was there today to watch the twins while you guys went to the hospital. At least that's what I'm guessing. Never a dull moment with boys huh! So, so glad he'll be okay.

Julie

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Yikes! I'm glad Cash is ok. I'm glad Tyler's in EM, but it still drives me crazy when I ask him a medical question, and he says, "I don't know, ask an OB/GYN/Radiologist/whatever. Come to me if you get shot or knifed."

Jenilee said...

Glad to hear Cash is ok. Way to go Ryan! All that work does pay off.

Tyler Jorgenson said...

The rest of us just live in ignorant bliss when something hits our kids eyes. All of my kids probably have scratches and scars, bummer.

Rochelle said...

Scary! Glad he is okay! Just last week Ry stabbed a pen in my eye while he was sitting on my lap and coloring. Ouch! No M.D. husband here...and I debated on going in (Shhh...i should have, i'm sure). But I no longer have a bright red spot in the white part of my eye...But that can be scary....I mean it is your eyes!! And, you do have perks. Nice!

SuburbiaMom said...

Dad, to the rescue!!

Laurie Jones said...

I'm glad Cash's eye is going to be okay!

Melanie said...

Ahh the eye injuries. Since you are married to an optho guy I predict more eye drama in your future. My neighbor has a GI husband and of course their kid has pooping issues. Im not sure what issues Im to expect with a radiology guy? Hidden drama! Eeek!

Lewis Family said...

Aw yes, and someday when I am too stiff to bend over and cut my own toenails, Ben will be able to do it for me! Just kidding, kind of!

Susan said...

Ryan is the kind of doctor you're glad you don't need, but so grateful to have confidence in when (or if) you do!

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