Okay, sorry for the delay in finishing my book reviews (See post below this one for reviews). Last week was insanely busy. Jack has had a stye on his eye for a couple of weeks that wouldn't drain and was looking infected and, because I wasn't going to drive 1500 miles to St. Louis for an eye infection, I had to break down and make an appointment with a local ophthalmologist. We hadn't seen this particular doc in years, but he was very nice and seemed genuinely interested in helping Jack. He noted that there is some nerve damage in Jack's left eye and the need for surgery due to high pressures may be sooner rather than later and may end up happening here instead of St. Louis. If Jack's eye isn't better in two weeks, the opthalmologist will put him under to lance the stye and then he'll do an EUA at the same time. If the stye heals, then he scheduled an EUA for June. It's the first time any eye doctor in this City has scheduled an EUA on Jack. They do them routinely in St. Louis. Time will tell where we are headed on this one.
The day of Jack's doctor's appointment, I went outside to discover this on our van:
This is the second time the windows in the van have been smashed by some punk teenagers walking around the neighborhood at night (I'm guessing). The original hole was small - like a rock was thrown through the window. This picture is after driving on the highway to the doctor's office - the glass caved in and barely avoided getting all over Jack and his nurse. We can't park the van in the garage because it has a raised roof. I think it's time to get video cameras on the house with a big sign that says "You are under surveillance" to deter the punks!
Oh, and here is my do-it-yourself repair job to my car following the hit-and-run last month when we were in Flagstaff:
Nice, huh? I'm sure our neighbors like living next door to the Beverly Hillbillies!
Topped off the week by spending five hours in the emergency room with this kid:
She had been having pretty severe pain in her lower back for a couple of days and we thought she might have kidney stones again. They didn't find any kidney stones, but they did find a stone in the tip of her appendix. Because the appendix didn't look inflamed, they sent us home with instructions to return if the pain became worse or she started vomiting or running a fever. From what I read online after I got home, it's possible that the stone could eventually lead to an appendicitis. So, I guess we'll be on the alert for any signs of appendicitis.
While not a week filled with earth-shattering events, it still was a busy one. I missed a lot of work, which means I have a lot of work to make up because deadlines don't go away just because I'm not there to get the work done. Looks like I'll be working weekends for awhile!
Hoping this next week is a quiet and productive one!
Peace my friends.