Monday, April 19, 2010

Another Contact...

So, Tripp woke up this morning with a corneal abrasion (so we think) in the eye that does NOT have the contact in.  I called to make an appointment and the doctors weren't in clinic today, but the nurse said she and the resident would attempt to put the contact in.  Ugh.  So my mom, my mother-in-law, and I loaded up the car and took him.  He was so miserable, poor darlin.  He was barely opening that eye and it was almost swollen shut and very red.  There are NO words in the English Dictionary to explain to you guys HOW traumatic that is for everyone... that is why we changed the other contact out while he was under anesthesia.  I wish we would have gone ahead and put a preventative one in the other eye, but you hate to mess with something that's not broken, ya know?

Anyway, so between a speculum, about 3 nurses, a resident, my mom and I holding down Tripp, and my mother-in-law trying to console me so I didn't absolutely LOSE it, and TWO attempts... we finally got the contact in.  It looked a little bit better almost immediately but then later on it started looking bad again.  He is sleeping now after his Tylenol with Codeine and his Atarax (like Benadryl).  So I am anxious to see if it really was an abrasion and if this contact will work as well as the one.  I'll let you know.  And then we went to Wal-Mart and bought him about 4 more toys because we all felt so bad that he had such a crappy day.  He doesn't have EVERY toy in the world yet, but he's getting verrrrry close. Seriously.

I think he got the abrasion being outside yesterday.  That's kind of when I noticed his eye starting to get red and then all of a sudden he wouldn't open it yesterday.  I loaded him up with drops and it looked better.  But then he had a HORRIBLE night and I was praying it wasn't his eye... and sure enough, when he got up this morning, he wouldn't open it.  He just cannot catch a break.  He seriously needs a glass room outside that is air conditioned so that he can be outside and enjoy it.  He LOVES it outside, but I can't really bring him a lot because of the heat and the wind and the pollen and etc etc etc.... it stinks.  I am NOT looking forward to sitting in the house all summer and I'm sure Tripp isn't either.

But, to top of the day, we get home and realize that our air condition unit is frozen up.  We run that sucker ALL day, every day... and we knew the day was coming we we would freeze it up.  But what else can we do?  If it's 65 in the house, Tripp is sweating.  I walk around in my fuzzy robe all day to stay warm.  We are in TROUBLE come summer.  With our house above the ground, the AC unit just can't keep up.  So we are going to let it rest for the rest of the evening and try it back on before we go to bed.  Hopefully it will be okay.

On a brighter note, I have had a very special friend named Jenifer (that I've never met!!) that has been working on re-doing my blog for me.  I am SUPER excited.  I have been wanting to change it up for a while and she offered to help me.  SO sweet, right??  Well, I'm not sure when it will be finished, but I am really looking forward to sharing it with you guys!

So please shoot a few extra prayers Tripp's way (again!)  Like I said, the poor angel can't catch a break.  And it is KILLING me to watch him in pain.  I think that is the hardest part to explain to people that don't get to see the pain that this poor child endures... from a piece of gauze getting stuck on a sore to his whole eye sloughing off... it's really really hard to watch.  But I also witness a MIRACLE every time this child smiles.  I really don't know how he is such a good baby.  And I really can't explain to you HOW good of a baby he really is.  I am SO blessed to have him.  And so so thankful he is mine.



  1. I am so sorry. I will have an extra prayer for Tripp tonight .He is so adorable and cute. You are so strong and amazing you are one of my heroes. When Aydin gets sick I go beyond crazy. I mean you cant compare but I know where you are coming from. You NEVER EVER want to see your baby suffer any kind of pain. If you can go through there pain and suffering you would do it without thinking it twice. The love of a child is so big and incredible. Sending you guys my love and prayers from Columbus Ohio.

  2. I was so sad to read this... poor little dude. i will definitely be sending some prayers his way. And lots of hugs to you!

  3. Courtney, I am so sorry to read this. You are right -- this boy can't catch a break! But, he DID catch one when he got you and your husband for parents.

    I will say a prayer for Trip tonight.

    Vicki in Tennessee

  4. oops, sorry -- TRIPP.
    ( I hate when people misspell names!)

  5. I'm praying for the precious little love.


  6. i'm praying for tripp tonight and his mommy....gosh, i wish he could just catch a break. you are doing an amazing job...amazing!

  7. Oh no..I'm sorry to hear about Tripp's eye. Poor little guy doesn't get a break. I'll say some prayers for Tripp and you. Take care...

  8. Poor baby and mom, Ive had to hold my son down one time, and that was one of the worst days of my life. Just wondering what your set up for AC is home? I found where you can buy clear tents, and if you could pipe the AC into it, Tripp could play outside. Hear is he link I found Stay strong hugs and Prayers Sheila and Sky

  9. Will be praying for your sweet baby boy. He definitely deserves every toy in the world and then some!