For those of you in my family who read this blog, well, this is the update we think we've all been waiting for.
This past weekend I found myself in the ER very suddenly with one, only one, very dialated pupil in my left eye. Because there have been previous neurological concerns and because it's highly unusual for only one eye to be dialated, my doctor insisted that I head to ER where they would probably order an MRI. That's exactly what happened. Imagine my prayers, and imagine me recruiting the prayers of others! The MRI did show one small neurological doodad which I shall have investigated tomorrow, but zero evidence of a stroke, mass of any kind, etc. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord for answered prayer....yes, and for a very capable and knowledgable Opthamologist who knows his stuff. Turns out it really was an eye problem.
If you scroll down just a wee bit to an earlier post titled, "Online Beauty Contest" you will see what appears to be a fairly innocent picture of our dog Lady in her Elizabethan style collar, or "cone of shame" from the movie UP. Yes, this loving dog owner has been treating Lady for a serious eye abrasion and ended up "treating" her own left eyeball with Atropine, which is an analgesic-type drop for pain. Gee Thanks Lady! Sorry, Lady, I really didn't mean to poke too much fun at you. And leave it to a highly trained Opthamologist who confessed he was smarter than he looked to figure out that I must have come in contact with something to bring all this whoopla about. Uh, yes, I am a wee bit embarassed, but this too shall pass.
This update was typed while listening to the crunch-crunch of more than one Milkbone dog treat being enjoyed by Lady the Dog who, while being terribly spoiled this week, learned how to help herself to the treat basket. Now loved and spoiled!