There's rosemary, that's for remembrance.
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

3 eyes

Drops and ointment, shield at night, rest a lot, face down 100% of the time if possible, no soap in the, sleep, drink, rest, take vitamins.... all face down. When he does get up to use the bathroom, it's head down.  His neck is going to be a mess.  For at least 3 weeks.  The gas bubble will dissipate by half in 3 weeks and he will have half of what will be his vision back then.   6 weeks total for the space to fill with fluid. In 6 months he should pretty much know what his vision will be, but it could take as long as 5 years for total healing.  My kid is a superhero.  xxoo, Bert.



will give the Goddess something shiny for him..

jp said...

Superhero indeed. And probably complaining a whole lot less than I would be! Speedy recovery.

Bad Alice said...

Hope he heals well. My dad had double torn retinas and had to lie in bed for ages with the gas bubbles holding everything in place. That was way back when. I gather if you're very nearsighted you are at a higher risk, so every now and then I have a bit of a panic attack thinking about it.

rosemary said...

Gil is managing. He saw the doctor Tuesday and the gas bubble is at 85%. Gil has a tiny bit of peripheral vision and it is pretty clear. Of course there is a but.....the laser points have not turned black indicating "sticking." They are still white. So, hoping they turn and he can get back to being a dad, husband and teacher. He is restricted from head up except for 15 minutes every hour. No driving, no bike. He sees the Doctor on 15th.