You know...the kind that make you deliberately abandon proper grammar for your blog post titles!
Sometimes little fingers can do big damage. Such was the case here early in the week. On Monday, Cameron reached down to pick up his little brother. Reagan raised his arms, and stuck a finger directly in Cameron's right eye. Even though his nails had just been clipped the day before, they are still razor-sharp little boogers. Cameron ended up with a very serious eye injury requiring nearly daily visits to doctors for evaluation and treatment. Initially on Tuesday, they were very concerned because 3 layers of membrane had been ripped in the cornea, and they thought it would take a special procedure to remove a "flap" of it. There was also a concern of infection due to the location of the scrape, since he could have ended up losing sight in that eye. We were sort of stunned all day Tuesday as we drove from the dr to the Specialist. Who would have dreamed such a little incident could be so alarming? As it turns out, we fully believe that the Lord intervened and touched Cameron's eye. It was still a very bad corneal abrasion, but it is healing nicely; so far no infection has set in. We take him back in the morning for a thorough evaluation. We have spent a lot of time thanking God for the gift of sight this week. Cameron was in so much pain the first few days that he could hardly even keep his "good" eye open. His sisters have fixed his breakfast, led him to his room, helped him brush his teeth, etc. It has been pitiful, but sweet.
On another annoying front, I am suffering an injustice at the hand of Homeland Security. There now, did that make ya sit up and take note?!? I'm still trying to sort out the details myself, but it goes something like this. I've been married for nearly 12 years. When I got married I took my birth and marriage certificates to the driver's license bureau in FL, and got a new license w/my married name on it. Moved to AL, and took my FL license to the AL bureau and got a valid license for that state w/my married name on it. Likewise when we moved to our current location. Well, recently my license was set to expire and so I went to the local branch to renew it. For some reason, I popped up in the system w/my maiden name on their computer. So they said something about new laws since 9/11 yada yada yada and that I would have to take my marriage license to the SS office, etc. Apparently I hadn't changed my name w/the SS office. I'm not sure that that's true, but that's what they tell me. So this week I took all my paraphernalia to the office and AGAIN they tell me that due to new laws put in place by Homeland Security that I will have to take my case to COURT, PEOPLE!!!! Actually get put on the docket and have a judge help me legally change my name to THE NAME I'VE BEEN LEGALLY USING FOR 12 YEARS!!!! GRRRRR!!!
I'm looking into all the possible options. I think there's some bureaucratic red tape here that can be avoided with a little intelligence and maybe civil servant bribery. JUST KIDDING. (maybe.)
Now, you see? It's been one of them weeks.