Monday, August 10, 2009

Real Life Trauma in the ER and a WD Sneak Peek!


Trauma: Life in the ER!

I won't bore you with all the details but let's just say that about the time I was finishing folding laundry and thinking about getting into my PJ's and preparing this blog post, my DH called and told me that he and my son were on the way home because Ricky (my DS) had just been shot in the eye with an Air Soft pellet from a pellet gun! He wasn't wearing his eye protection (despite my incessant lecturing) and was playing war with his buddies. His eye was hit from about 10-15 feet away from him. He couldn't see out of his eye, he was in horrible pain and was vomiting! So of course we headed straight to the ER.


We learned that his eye was full of blood and was causing his vision loss as well as the severe pain and nausea. He had a CT scan that showed no internal damage to the eyeball, but they couldn't tell for sure about his retina. They had to call in a specialist and we were scared to death that he would need surgery and possibly remain blind in that eye. We were relieved to hear that he was hopeful that Ricky would make a good recovery. We were sent home with every 1-2 eye drops and pain and anti-nausea meds as needed.



I am so thankful and relieved to tell you that as of his 8am dose of eye drops, Ricky is reporting that he can see again. Thank you Jesus!! It was so cute because he looked around his room and listed all the things he could see! Things are blurry still but that is understandable because he also scratched his cornea. But it doesn't look like there will be permanent damage at this point. We will be seeing a Retinal specialist today at 12:30. I will keep you posted and would appreciate your prayers for Ricky and his recovery!!



OK, let me change gears from Mom/Nurse to DT member! LOL!!




Today is the first Sneak Peek day for the new Whimsie Doodles stamps being released on Saturday the 15th. Some of the DT members, the designer Melyssa and I will be showing a sampling of some of the amazingly cute digistamps that Melyssa has created for this release! You are going to love them and they are coming at a perfect time for the upcoming season!




The first stamp we are showcasing is the digistamp called Halloween Candy Monster.
And here is what I made with him...


My Little Candy Monster

I colored him in using my Copic Markers and then used the colorless blender too lighten some of the areas and remove some of the harsh purple! I fashioned the colors after the cute DP I had on hand from K&Co. The black and white dotted paper is also from them. The cute little title comes in the set and I adorned the card with three brads, one each of purple, green and orange and then used some felt ribbon from Michael's topped with the Candy Corn ribbon I had from a set I bought from JoAnn's last season. I also did a little machine stitching on the main image and the title image to frame them since I went without a mats on them!

Come back everyday this week and I will be showing you some more sneak peeks of the fabulous Whimsie Doodles digistamps being released on Saturday!! If you head over to the Whimsie Doodles blog, you can enter for a chance to win this adorable set for FREE!!

And for more Candy Monster Inspiration you can also visit the following DT members' blog...

Joni

Have a great day and may your bucket overflow with all things beautiful to see! Thanks so much for your prayers for Ricky!

14 comments:

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

OK, Mom, how do we survive these children?! Well, we just do. So hang in there, women/mom are survivors! Prayers will be said that he makes a quick and full healing! How many more times do you think you'll have to stress eye protection - you are right - many many more!

HazelQ said...

I'm glad to hear that he's recovering well :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! KIDS!! Hope everything is ok with Ricky's eye. I guess this wasn't our morning to start again. I was up at 4am with a puking child. I'm sure Paige picked up something along the vacation trail. UGH! Will put Ricky in our prayers. Thank god he's getting better already.
love ya, melissa

PaperCrafty said...

I am so glad to hear that your son is recovering well!
Your card is adorable~can't wait till the release!!

Purple Princess said...

Hoping your son has a speedy and full recovery!

Super cute card!

Arlana said...

Sorry you had so much trama yesterday No Fun!!! Glad to here you son is doing a littel better. hope he has speedy recovery. Your monster card is so adorable. Tfs

naturecoastcrafter said...

Very scary for you all! Glad to hear his eye has improved and I think he may listen a little more now--for that you can be thankful as well, Kelly. Hope the retina specialist gives a good report as well.

Kelli said...

WOW! What a scary thing to go through for everyone!

And your whimsie card turned out awesome!

It's Me, Nikki! (aka NCSUnikki) said...

Holy Moly Kelly! I'm so glad Ricky is seeing again-- how scary! I bet you won't ever have to remind him again to wear eye protection! He's in my prayers for a full and speedy recovery...

Super cute Candy Monster BTW!!

mulberry station said...

I am glad to hear your son will be ok...It is always a scary thing to go through. Hum, I remember when I told my son not to do boxing and to be sure if he did to not be punching around each others faces....well short story, he did and he got his tooth broken off almost down to the gumline. That was a fun one to deal with...not as bad as what you went through of course. Boys will be boys. Our prayers are with you.

Monica said...

OMG Kelly! What a scary thing. I'm so glad he's seeing now and things have a positive outlook! I will keep Ricky in my prayers!

Love your card! The colors are great and that image is just too cute!!

OMG.. I kid you not... the little word verification below that I have to type says "retin" how close is that to retina! Spooky!!

Chrissy's Creations said...

Thank God he is going to be okay. I would have had a heart attack!! I don't do well with blood or Abbey being sick in any way at all. Ugh ... my heart just feels for you all. I will keep you all in my prayers. Hugs, Christine

Oh ... I love that image, too cute.

Katie Skiff said...

Oh my why do these kids do this to us. I swear they should always wear bubble wrap. Hopefully lessoned learned for him and his friends.


Love the card! That monster is cute!!

~*Joni said...

OH KIDS! They keep us on our panic toes, don't they? :D I can just imagine how scared you were Kelly! Since there were so many other symptoms, I am sure it was just an anxious time for you all. I am so happy he's going to make a good recovery. That surely must have been so scary for your DS.
We have a 5yo dd who had cancer in her eye (2.5 years ago) and now has a very pretty prosthetic. She was so young at the time and has adjusted really well to just having 80% vision (not 50% as people assume with one good line of visiton). In fact, she notices things so much more than my others do. ;)
On to your awesome purple-I-wanna-hug-him monster card. teehee! WOW! I just love all the details you put on this, the DP is fabulous,as is the ribbon and the stitching. Bleh. (<---me being so uber jealous of your enending talent!) teehee! I love this, thank you for sending people my way, and thank you Jesus for keeping our loved ones safe when they don't heed our maternal nagging. :D