"A man's heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9


Friday, December 3, 2010

Poor Sophie...

Well, we had a full day planned. I need to address all my Christmas cards, make our Advent calendars, school, house cleaning, and map out our servant meals for the month of December...but, poor sweet Sophie had an accident.
I took her to the eye Dr. yesterday after she scratched her eye and he sent us away telling us it would be fine today.
It wasn't...It was another one of those moments when I KNOW mommy knows best. I left his office yesterday just feeling burdened and knowing that Sophie was just overlooked. So, this morning, after a night of screaming and pain....I took her in again and requested another Dr.
He was able to put a dye in her eye and look at it with a UV light so that she wouldn't be scared with all the machines. The Dr. yesterday was annoyed that my 3 yr. old(in pain and unable to open her eye mind you) was crying and afraid of all those machines.
Anyway, long story short, she gouged out a piece of her cornea!! She will be on antibiotics for 1 week and wearing an eye patch. If it isn't well on it way to healing, then she will have to go to Billings to see the specialist. We are praying that it does as the Dr. believes and
heals on it's own.
Just to give you a glimpse of what this particular child is like...the eye drops are painful and after much pleading, bribes and promising the moon, I finally say,
"Sophie, I am going to have to sit on you."
Sophie replies,
"Okay, mama, sit on me."
I did.
She did fine!
The next time I had to put them in her eye...even though she was crying and scared, she asked to do it herself.
I had to help her get her eye open...she hasn't opened either eye for over 5 hours, she squeezed the drop in herself!!
Anyhow, please keep our sweet girl in your prayers. She is afraid to open both eyes now, the Dr. said that every time she blinks...even just the other eye, it is like ripping off a scab. Part of the cells meant to heal are scraped off.
Phil calls her our "white" Stevie Wonder.


Aaron and Amber said...

Praying for poor sweet adorable Sophie! What a trooper you have!

Becky said...

What a brave little girl. We will be keeping Sophie and mommy in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

We will be praying... Poor sweet thing.... Glad you found a different dr... we finally found one we loved and then we went and moved... Prayer for Sophie and mom and dad!! Love you all miss you all The Rices!!!

brooke lynn said...

bless her heart. so glad you took her back in. on the upsdie, the eye is the fastest healing organ in the body.
praying for a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet Sophie, praying that her eye gets better quickly... Love sent her way :) Love Ryan

Becky said...

How far out of Lewistown are you? My brother-in-law lives in Lewiston and is a minister there. My husband and son fly to Montana and hunt as often as they can. They should draw a tag this year. My husband got excited when he saw your deer hunt. LOL