Saturday, January 26, 2013

An Accident Was Had....

Yesterday was going along peacefully when James burst in crying to beat the band.  I'm still not sure exactly what happened, but his cornea was scratched in three places by a pear tree limb.  I think from the looks of his swollen nose and the other scratches he actually fell from the tree, but for some reason he does not want to tell me.

He has to wear this patch until later today (hopefully they will take it off because he is miserable with it) and then we will see what happens from there.  It was clean straight scratches so they should heal very quickly. 

They wanted to put a contact in to protect the eye, but I knew if they actually got a contact in this child eye then she would get Doctor of the Decade, not just Doctor of the Year. 

James is not known as  the Stellar Patient.  It took them almost an hour to get it bandaged.  He can be such a sweet little boy, but if he enters a doctor's or dentist's office it is all over.  And now here we go with the eye doctor. 

And you know how some children become super-sweet and lovely-dovey when they are sick or hurt?

James is not one of those children.  This is a great lesson in patience, mercy, and grace for me though.  I know he hurts and it breaks my heart for him. 

James and the Pear Tree got into a fight and the Tree definitely won on this one.  Here is James' mug shot.


  1. Poor little guy. Get well soon James:)

  2. Oh, bless his heart. Not a happy little boy right now. Fortunately corneas heal quickly.

  3. Aww. That's a terrible place (the eye) to get a booboo! Praying for a super quick recovery. Good to know that cornea injuries heal fast! :)