Monday, November 15, 2010

News from Eye Doctor Specialist

Close up of Asher's chalazion including spaghetti sauce on nose 
Hi everyone and happy Monday. I have news about Asher's eye. While it's still scary, I'm not as scared since we now know what it is and what there is to do about it. Plus it didn't hurt that the doctor saw that I was concerned right away about it being a tumor and he assured me it was not.

Asher's eye appointment took forever we got there at 8:50 and didn't leave until 11:00. Asher was exceptionally good and was very proud of him.

It turns out that it's not a stye, it's a chalazion. This is from a website I found:  A common eye disorder, a chalazion is a granulomatous inflammation of a meibomian gland in the upper or lower eyelid. This disorder is characterized by localized swelling and usually develops slowly over several weeks.

The doctor recommended we have it removed and he is scheduled for surgery for next Monday morning at 7am. He said it is routine and not that out of the ordinary but usually if you get one, then you are susceptible to having them. He told us one little boy has had 8 of them (surgeries) in the last 5 years. Ugh, I hope that is not Asher. I've been Googling chalazion and have found a site which pushes prevention in the way of hot compresses everyday along with baby shampoo washing of the eye. So we may just have to be diligent in preventing another one from occurring. Not so easy with a 4 year old. 

But the doctor told us this was not from dirt in the eye or any foreign object. It basically is the oil glands inside the eye on the eyelid getting clogged just like a pimple. He compared it to some people have really bad acne and some don't. I guess it's just your chemical makeup.

THank you all for your support for this, I really appreciate it. I'm not quite the basket case I was all weekend. I surprisingly slept very well last night. I think all your prayers and positive thinking and a little mercy from God had everything to do with it! By the way, I have a wild kitten climbing my leg as I type this! OUCH! :)

To see what's been going on, click here and here and here in that order.

On a happy and sweet note, here are some pics of the cuties.
Asher and Thunder cuddling
If they're not sleeping they're fighting (playing)!
As you can see, I've got my hands full with these two kittens! They vanished last night for about an hour and I couldn't find them anywhere, I finally heard some papers moving and they were sleeping in my desk drawer! They find the strangest places to get into!

In order to keep my mind off Asher's eye and to continue getting ready for the craft show this weekend, I started painting some more pots. This time I have painted some very small pots that would make cute containers for toothpicks or Q-tips or a candle. I am doing a little decoupage, so I'll post pics of that next post. It's a little bit different for me, so we'll see how they do.

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  1. I am glad it is not serious. Hope it will be the only one for your adorable boy ! The kittens are so cute :)
    Following you back. Great blog !

  2. I am glad you liked the pot idea. I had a lot of fun making it :)

  3. I'm so glad that the doctors appointment went well (except maybe a bit slow) and that your mind is a bit more at ease.
    Cute photos, how cuddly!

  4. I am happy to learn that the condition is not a critical one. What a brave little boy - to be so patient during the doctor's visit. Thanks for sharing the photos of the cute kitties. I love the little snuggly cute! Theresa

  5. I am SO glad that it isn't serious and is treatable, thank God! I'll be thinking of you on Monday, and I know you're glad to have some ides on how to help prevent future ones from occuring. All good things! Plus, I bet your curtains will be there soon AND your show should be great. Are you planning to post pics of the new pots?

  6. So glad this turned out well. Asher is adorable as usual, but these kittens are also stealing my heart! Your house is filled with more than its share of "cuteness"!! Keep us informed about Asher's progress. This info could help other concerned parents!

  7. I will be thinking of you in the morning and saying a prayer that Asher will do beautifully!

    With love,

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