I prefer to get my daily posts out earlier in the day. By eleven, whenever possible. Well, this morning I started out about an hour behind and still I struggle to catch up. As of this very moment I’m still an hour behind. Ugh! I know it shouldn’t matter, but this frustrates me. I actually get a little stressed out. Crazy.
The morning was made better with a visit from Dr. Hinkle. Last week Ryan’s eyes were not in the best of condition. Each eye had abrasions and significant redness. We were worried the scar tissue (around each pupil) might even be advancing downward.
Today’s exam was improved. Still not where we want, but better. Ryan’s eyes are always under assault from exposure (he doesn’t often close his eyes), but it’s worse when he does the hyperbaric oxygen treatment. The supplemental oxygen is nearly impossible to keep from getting to his eyes and drying them out.
The treatment plan was adjusted to remove him from the eye lubricant antibiotic. He is back to the old schedule of Fresh-Kote every eight hours (and continuing every two hours of GenTeal eye drops/gel).
Dr. Rodriguez and two of his nurses, Leanne and Lisa (two longtime friends), came by yesterday morning. They gave Ryan a quick, but thorough, examination. Clinically, they feel Ryan is in superb physical health.
What a relief! I didn’t expect anything apparent was brewing with Ryan but it’s always good to hear it from a doctor that I completely trust (and, as you know, I don’t have many I trust). Really, it was great too hear how well they thought he looked.
In the group of “I’ll believe it when I see it”, we are told we should get the qEEG results Friday. No, not next Friday… tomorrow. Granted, this might be late into the evening tomorrow (so they say), but tomorrow nonetheless. We’ll see…
It’ll certainly take me several days to digest the information after I receive it. I educated myself already on reading an EEG, but it’ll take some brushing-up before I apply the latest results. Then I’ll compare and contrast these against historical results. I hope I have good news to report…
As for the team’s examination, I’m a bit worried. Ryan really seemed out of it throughout. I realize that I can never really tell for sure, but sometimes it just feels that way.