You guys, last week was CRAZY TOWN!
If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you may have not heard that Cy injured his eye last week. :(
Last Monday, he was working on our flip house bathroom last week, and was cutting tile without his safety googles, (yes, lesson learned.) and a piece of tile flew up and hit him in his eye.
He immediately called me to come get him, and it was a pretty dramatic and scary scene. When I got there, his hand was shaking as he tried to cover his eye, and to him, it felt as if he had completely busted his eye. He was scared to move his hand in fear that his eye would be gone.
We immediately took him to our doctor, and they checked his eye. It was swollen, full of blood, and he had no vision. The pressure in his eye was extremely high, and it was terrifying to think that he may loose his eyesight completely .
The pressure in his eye continued to climb and not get better on Tuesday, so they sent us to the emergency room Tuesday evening. We were in the hospital until 3:00 am this next morning, and they gave Cy medicine through an IV to get the pressure down.
Being in the hospital almost 9 hours was very nerve wrecking, especially waiting to find out if he was going to have to have surgery on his eye.
Thankfully, they were able to finally get the pressure in his eye below 40, so we were able to go home. Over the next couple of days, the pressure went back down to normal, and we were pretty excited! However, he still didn’t have much vision in that eye, but we were hopeful that it would improve.
We have basically been to the eye doctor every single day to get his pressure checked.
We are happy to see some improvements, and we had some fun with him wearing a “pirate patch.” :)
He has some friends that he has eaten lunch with for years that sent him this picture last Friday! We all got a good laugh out of it! :)
Sunday, he was feeling good enough to attend Easter Sunday church with us. And he took his pirate patch off just for this picture. :)
They had adjusted his meds over the weekend to see if the pressure in his eye would stay the same without them, but unfortunately, the pressure in his eye climbed back up into the 40’s. :(
So back to the glaucoma specialist we went on Monday, and Tuesday, and we are headed back there this afternoon. :(
The pressure in his eye is still too high so they may have to do a procedure this afternoon where they will put a very small hole in the eye chamber to drain the fluid. It’s not what we wanted, but we want his eye to start healing.
Good news is that his vision keeps coming back more and more, so we do feel like he will get all of his vision back!! It’s just that he will probably be at a higher risk for cataracts and glaucoma in the future. :(
As a side note, I would like to thank Dr. Ditto and Dr. Musick for taking such good care of my husband this past week! They are our local ophthalmologists in Jessamine County, and they are TRULY AMAZING! I don’t think I have ever experienced such care and professionalism from anyone in the medical field. They are two men of God who have prayed for Cy during this time and checked on him daily. Dr. Musick even met Cy at his office on Easter Sunday to check on him because he was worried about his eye.
We stopped by their office this morning for Dr. Musick to do a quick check of his eye as well, and before we left, he prayed for Cy. I’ll be honest, my eyes filled up with tears as we prayed to the GREAT PHYSICIAN!!
Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns for Cy during this time! We are so thankful for our online family!!!
I’ll keep you updated!