Lending a Hand

United States
September 28, 2016 11:45pm CST
I received a call last night from my best friend in Ohio . Her sister, Bev was in Tampa for a conference and was presently sitting in the ER with an eye injury. I was out the door in less than thirty minutes with an overnight bag packed just in case. Bev was in great pain and essentially blind. She needed comfort and aid. I took her to get prescriptions filled and to her hotel. I stayed and today took her to a follow up visit to an ophthalmologist. Her morning flight had to be cancelled and rescheduled. She needs to see another specialist tomorrow so she extended her stay and again rescheduled her flight. Tonight she is in much less pain. She lost the top layer of her eyeball, but seems to be healing. She still has to keep both eyes closed but she is possibly getting some vision back in her injured eye. Its amazing how life can turn on a dime. I've known Bev for thirty years and we have taken many trips together with her sis, my bestie, just recently in July to West Virginia. I'm so glad I was here for this journey.
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• United States
30 Sep 16
yer a wonderful friend! i'm so glad that'cha were there to help her through't all 'n know that she 'ppreciates such immensely. i hope that her eye does 'ndeed heal. how'n the heck did she injure her eye so?? sendin' healin' hugs her way.
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• United States
30 Sep 16
Bev got something in her eye under her contacts, her face was swollen due to a medicine and she couldn't get the contact out. She went to an optometrist and they removed it but her eyeball was lacerated either by the removal or from whatever was under the contact. The outer layer of the eyeball was sloughing off as well. I took her to the airport last evening. Still blind in the damaged eye, but now could use the "good" eye enough to get around. She had to go back as she only brought enough of her regular meds for the trip. Otherwise she could have stayed with me until this was resolved. She is awaiting a kidney transplant and is on the list for the next available kidney so she is on a lot of meds.
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• United States
30 Sep 16
@Jeanniemaries oh dear :( sounds most horrific 'n i wonder why the optometrist didn't check fer such?? the poor dear, 's if'n she aint already goin' through 'nough. i know ya would'a kept her there with ya if'n ya could, hon. still sendin' healin' hugs 'n 'll keep her'n my thoughts.
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• United States
2 Oct 16
@crazyhorseladycx Thanks so much.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25837)
• United States
30 Sep 16
I was also in West Virginia in July
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• United States
30 Sep 16
Almost heaven!
@shivamani10 (11200)
• Hyderabad, India
29 Sep 16
How did she go blind? It is really sad to see such people. At the same time we should appreciate them for their willpower.
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• United States
29 Sep 16
Just the injured eye is without vision, the other has to stay closed.
@Juliaacv (32369)
• Canada
29 Sep 16
That's so sweet of you to run to her rescue like that. How did she injure her eye?
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• United States
29 Sep 16
Her eye swelled up while wearing contacts and was damaged when it was removed at the ER
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 16
Oh my goodness, how the eye accident happened? I hope she can recover. I have heard that sometimes this happens wearing the contact lenses.
• United States
29 Sep 16
She really doesn't know how it all started but once it did things escalated quickly,
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 16
@Jeanniemaries I hope she can recover soon, it must be very painful.
@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
29 Sep 16
you were most certainly the best person to have around.
• United States
29 Sep 16
Just available! Certainly more knowledgeable people would be better, but being retired and uncommitted gave me an opportunity to be of assistance.
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