Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Good morning!

It's Tuesday, which is my Monday. Life has gotten super busy here and probably will be for the next few weeks.
Last week my dad kept seeing annoying little floaty things in front of one eye. By Thursday he was seeing flashes of light in one eye. He called the eye doctor who said he could get him in the next Tuesday (today.) Friday he woke up and could only see out of about half of his eye. Sunday mom called and said he couldn't see much of anything from that eye and wondered what they should do. I told her if the eye doctor wouldn't get him in Monday I would tell them to find someone who could. Monday morning mom calls and tells them they aren't waiting until Tuesday so the eye doctor agrees to see him. Doctor M dilates his eye and instantly sees a detached retina. The eye doctor called a surgeon and told dad to pack a bag because these things had to be operated on as quickly as possible so he wouldn't be coming home from the surgeons office. Dad calls me and asks me to drive him and mom to the surgeons office and hospital because it is in another state and my mom doesn't drive in strange places. I get ready and off we go for eye surgery. We find the surgeons office and they have their appointment only to be told surgery will be put off until Wednesday because it is too late. The retina is very damaged and he will not get much vision back in that eye. So...Wednesday morning its off to the hospital again for my poor dad who is a barber....volunteer fireman and chauffeur to other family members who need rides back and forth to doctors offices. The surgeon told him this would not be an easy fix because of the amount of damage and that he was in for a miserable few months. Keep him in your thoughts please, he will go crazy if he doesn't get his sight back....

3 comments:

Monkling said...

Ugh! As soon as I got to the part about the flashing lights, I knew what it was. Prayers that any loss of sight will be extremely minimal.

kim-d said...

Awww, Katy...I didn't know exactly what it was, but I knew it wasn't good and that he should have been seen right away. I'm so glad that you were able to step in and get the ball rolling sooner. Needless to say, prayers for your Dad (and you, too) will be the order of the day. Let's talk later, if you have time, okay? I'll be on IM if and when it is good for you...

Lanny said...

Sending lots of prayers for your dad and family. I hope the surgery went well and he surprises the surgeon with a complete recovery!