I took Ryan out today for some follow-up exams. Our first stop was at the Eye Doctor, followed by a trip across the street to the Imaging Center. Neither results were good.
Ryan’s cornea are scarring because he doesn’t often blink completely. The dryness creates friction when he partially blinks and does not coat the eye in fluid. The examination revealed his left eye is doing fine, but the right has abrasions. If it continues it will eventually cause the cornea to tear. Still, the condition has not worsened so stitching the eye closed was not recommended.
Our approach consisted of the following: 1) block the duct that drains fluid from the eyes (this will only help a small bit), 2) begin another antibiotic for 14 days, 3) continue wearing goggles, 4) continue putting lubricating ointment in his eyes six times a day, and 5) try to tape his eyes closed at night while being careful not to cause more trauma.
Ambulance transport then took him to get an x-Ray. His forearm hasn’t healed at all. It might actually look worse! I had them send the films to Dr. Rodriguez for his review. Our next step will possibly consist of either using a bone stimulator and/or having the bone screwed together.
A rough day, in more ways than one.