Some people are pure good. Through and through. Such is the case with Ryan’s eye doctor, Dr. Hinkle (of Vision Source).
He was at my house shortly after the sun came up to take a look at Ryan. He brought along a peer, Dr. Tom Finley, to provide an independent assessment.
It was nice to hear some good news about Ryan’s eyes. He noticed improvement over his visit last week. It appears the active abrasion over the cornea has closed. This is huge! No longer does a portal exist for bacteria to colonize. At least not today.
The plan of care is to continue lubrication eight times a day with the assistance of goggles to trap the moisture on the eyes. Dr. Hinkle will re-examine him next week to see if Ryan continues to make gains.
I’m also looking forward to the delivery of the whole-house humidifier. It is on schedule to arrive sometime today. I’m gonna crank that bad boy up the instant if gets here. Here’s to moisture!
Unless some bridge is washed out between here and New York, Sue will be coming home tonight. What a relief. I could use a bit of relief and Ryan could use the touch and voice of his mom.
I’m happy to report the nurse made it last night. Crazy thing though, I couldn’t get to sleep! I padded around the house until 1:00AM or so. Then, once asleep, I couldn’t stay asleep. Up on and off all flippin’ night. Finally, at 4:00AM I gave up and put on a pot of coffee. To my credit, I did grumble and curse profusely the whole time. Well, until the caffeine hit my system.
And… on top of all this, the dogs were especially needy. Still are, as a matter of fact. They keep wanting to go out to the bathroom. Yet, the hate the rain. So, it’s a battle of wills between me and the dogs once outside. They refuse to go. I refuse to let them back in until they do. Like Charlie Sheen would say, “I’m winning”. We all come in sopping wet and smelling. Yep… winning.