Friday, February 11, 2011

"Bomb His Eyes"

"We'll bomb his eyes with steroids."

That's what the newer new eye doctor said after she'd peered into Bobby's peepers Wednesday afternoon. This is the doctor Bobby's older new eye doctor referred him to after months of difficulties following his cataract surgeries.

"The eyes are infected," she said. "No other problems. No detachments ..."

"I could give him an injection right now before he starts on the drops ..." she said.

"No!" said Bob. "No needles in my eyes."

She chuckled.

"Weak," she whispered to me. "You men are weak."

"Don't generalize," I said. "I'm fine with a needle in his eye."

So we continue with the drops we've been using since December, but now we pop them every hour. We also dilate four times a day.

And he's improving.

Light no longer affects him the way it did the old cheesy vampires in those Universal pictures from the '40's. He smiles now and then. He's not as grumpy as he was, not as mean, as downright cruel.

He prayed a rosary last night for the sake of peace in Egypt.


  1. It's good to hear things are going better. It's too bad that steroids are bad for people, because they will cure pretty much what ever is wrong. sp

  2. I just hope his eyes don't get all muscled-bound.


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