Monday, February 25, 2008

Hello Everyone!

Good Afternoon Everyone!
Well, things haven't been working out all that well for me these past few weeks. This past Friday, things got even worse. As many of you know, our finances have been in a rough patch lately. And I could deal with that. I am dealing. Praying very hard, but dealing. But that's nothing compared to what happened this past Friday.

My husband woke up at 4 in the morning with an irritation of sorts in his eye. He went downstairs to put eye drops in but couldn't do it himself. Not wanting to wake me up he just came back upstairs and tried to go back to sleep. Well of course I was awake and I asked if he had brought the drops upstairs. He hadn't so I went down and got it. I came back up and put a big drop in his eye. Unfortunately, it turned out to be SUPER GLUE!! I super glued his eye shut.

Now let me explain how that happened. It was 4 am. Jesse had left the super glue out on the coffee table. The bottle is cone-shaped. It also had ZERO writing on it. I was confused and it happened. I took him to the ER and they did NOTHING for him. Actually said there was nothing to do. Well I had called Poison Control and they said that they most certainly should have done something. They could have applied Lubricon which is an oil-based ointment to get the eye open. Or Vaseline or mineral oil. They also should have contacted the opthamologist on call. Well I called him myself and made an appointment for Kenny on Saturday. Dr Zambelli himself called me back and talked with Kenny. Explained again to us what we should be doing and then called back later that evening. He wanted to see Kenny first thing in the morning. At 6:40 am Kenny was in the doctor's office and he got his eye open. Gave him 2 different antibiotics and he goes back again today. But PRAISE THE LORD, there was no damage to his eye. I was hysterical. I thought for sure I had blinded my own husband.

So that's what's been going on here. Please say a prayer for him (for us) and I'll check in again soon. Thanks to everyone for your prayers already. We need them!

51 comments:

PAT said...

O Julie, we both feel so bad this happened, but thank goodness he will be fine. We both will say prayers for him and you and the family.

We've been through some rough patches and know it's hard times, "dealing" with things. You will remain in our thoughts!

Pat

BittersweetPunkin said...

Holy Cow Julie!!! I am so sorry you had to go through that...I will be praying that things will go much better at your house...
(((((((Big Hug)))))))
Love,
Robin

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Julie how scary for you. Thinking of the damage you may have done would have been terrible for you.
Thinking of you.
Alison

NeereAnDear said...

Oh Julie bless your heart!! I can not imagine what you must have been going through... Thank God everything turned out ok...

Will keep you in my prayers

HUGS

JO

restyled home said...

Oh Julie...I am so sorry for all that you are going through, and then for the eye incident to happen...how stressful for you both!!

You are a wonderful wife, and it is only because you were kind enough to get out of your warm bed to help your husband that this unfortunate turn of events happened.

I am relieved for you both that his eye is okay. I hope things turn around for you and that brighter days are ahead.

Take care,
Linda xoxo

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh my Gosh, Julie!! I gasped so loud when I read your post.....my husband was so concerned and when I told him what happened....he was just as caught up as I was!

I am so glad there was no permanent damage. Whew!

((hugs)) Rosie

Anita said...

OH JULIE!! I am so glad everything worked out... Oh, I would have been histerical too!!!
Praise God he had no damage to his eye!!

We all know how those hard patches go, and will be praying for you!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, good grief Julie! That sounds dreadfully frightening for both of you! You poor poor dear! Praise God he wasn't blinded! I wish I could just come on over and give you a big hug! It seems like when it rains it pours. Praying for a little sunshine in your life, dear!
Blessings,
Melissa

Valerie said...

My prayers are with you.

justabeachkat said...

Oh.My.Word!!! (I said this out loud when I read what happened!) How frightening! I am so sorry. But praise God he is okay. I'll pray for you both.

I'm sorry things are rough for you right now. Believe me, there have been times in my life when it seemed nothing was going right. Just remember God holds us in His rightous right hand and He's there with us in the good times and the bad.

Here's a poem that has always comforted me:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worse,that you must not quit.

Hugs sweet friend!
Kat

Emiline said...

Oh, man. That's tough!
What are the chances of that even happening???
Hope everything works out ok. I can't believe they didn't do anything for him!

From the Doghouse said...

Guess what; you're actually not the first person I know who has done that. He should be fine and y'all will have a GREAT story to tell down the line.

Brenda said...

Oh sweetie ..im so sorry and know how bad you feel. i know how much you love your hubby.I pray things will be better soon.

chocolate girl said...

oh JULIE!!!! what? did i just read that you super glued your husband eye closed???? oh my goodness! how aweful! now this is sooo something i would do too! 4am is not a good time for anyone to be up and looking for eye drops...i am just so happy to hear that all is well! God had His hand of covering over you both. :)

God bless you today my sweet friend,
shelbi

Counting Your Blessings said...

You know, I've heard of a few people doing this same thing. My mom one time used Ben-Gay instead of toothpaste. And one time I used Neosporin instead of Oral Gel on my babies gums. It's happening to someone as we speak. It's ok hon. As long as he's going to be ok, you'll be ok. And he's going to be ok. Will be praying with you. Hugs, a kiss on the cheek and Blessings.. Polly

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Thank God he is fine! I gasped as I read what happened. Such an easy mistake to make, tho.
Julie, a year ago we had folks bringing food to our door, it was that rough. It WILL get better. Will be praying for you!

Bax said...

Now, I have to say that I've super glued my fingers together and I know how horrible that was! I can't imagine your horror when you discovered what had happened! Sorry the hospital was less than helpful, but very happy that you got in touch with a dr. and things are looking up!
Jan

Debbie said...

Oh dear Julie! You certainly have been through some bizarre trials lately! I pray that your life gets back to 'normal' soon :)

joan said...

Oh Julie, I will continue to keep you in my prayers. So glad your hubby is going to be fine. You take care of yourself.

Joy said...

Oh my goodness Julie, how scared you must have been! Thank the Lord there was no damage. I will certainly keep you in my prayers.

Hugs,
Joy

Kimmie said...

Oh Julie!

I am so glad that Kenny's eye is okay. Praise God for that, certainly it is a small miracle.

Keep your eyes on God and don't get distracted by the stuff the devil sends to trip you up and distract you.

Praying for you and for Kenny, be blessed my sweet friend.
Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Sling said...

Oh.My.Gawd!..Glad that worked out okay in the end julie.
Now,I'm off to get my ex-wife some mouthwash.

Esther Sunday said...

On, Julie.... I just read this post out loud to my husband who was also stunned. Wow. Glad it appears his eye will be ok. Hopefully. SHOCKING that the "ER" couldn't do anything or recommend a course of action. Plus you had to pay boo-ko bucks to hear that! Hang in there, the both of you! With love, Esther (& Artie too)

Tara said...

OOOOOOO! Feel so badly for you because of course noone would do this on purpose! Forgive yourself--it was 4 a.m.!!

Meggie said...

Oh you poor thing...trying to do the right thing.... Lots of prayers coming your way, Julie.

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh my goodness Julie, I'm so sorry that happened! Thanks and praise to God that Kenny is ok! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers sweetie. Hugs for you all!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Julie!!!! Thank God he is okay! What a nightmare! I will be praying for his eye and for your family.

Hugs,
Dena

Sharon said...

Dear Julie,

You have just been hit hard lately. I am so sorry. I pray that this will be lifted from you. I am sorry what happened to your husband and not only about the physical strain and emotional strain you went through, but it will mean more doctor bills coming in. I pray things will get better for you. Keep praying and trusting God. Read the Psalms, that's what I read at times like this and it is so comforting.

Hugs to you sweetie, Sharon

Feathering My Nest said...

Oh I am so sorry you had to go through all of that. I will be praying for you. You are being hit hard right now, just like Sharon said. I hope it comforts you to remember that God promises to never leave us and He'll be with us through our trials. Hugs, Kathi

Rosemary said...

Julie,
I am so sorry that happened. I can see how it did though. It was an accident.
I am saying prayers for you and your family.
I hope things get better soon.
Take care,
Rosemary

Sandy said...

Oh Julie, Oh Julie, as if you need one more thing! Hugs!

Sandy said...

Oh Julie, Oh Julie, as if you need one more thing! Hugs!

lori said...

OH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY,
miss a day...miss ALOT!!
bless you girl....

you need a BREAK!!! a big one!!
praying for you!!
hugs,
lori

Michelle said...

Julie, you poor thing! So glad you hubby is on the mend!

Hugs,
Michelle

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh, you are so lucky that he is ok. I cannot believe it could come out. Just getting it on your hands is awful. Yuck.

Mary said...

Oh dear Julie, thank God everything turned out OK! I will be praying that things get better for you soon...
xoxo,
Mary

willzmom said...

Awe Julie, don't be so down! I know that you feel bad, but it all worked out and thnkfully no really damage done. Don't be so hard on yourself. Things will get better soon-I just know it! Take care.

rosemary said...

holy crap, julie.....i am so sorry. sue that damn er and solve your other problem. it is called negligence.

Dolly said...

Oh Julie, I am so sorry to hear about your horrible experience!

My neice had sort of the same thing happen! She was using eye drops because the heat in their home was drying her eyes and her son whom was 2 at the time picked up the crazy glue that she used for her fake nails and put it in his eye....{trying to be like mommy}
it missed his eye ball, just got the corner of his eye!
That was a BIG learning experience for her and everyone in our family!
I am glad your hubby is ok!

Keep the faith girl!
Things will get better!

Your in my prayers,
Hugz, Dolly

Our Red House said...

Oh my goodness! What a terrible thing to have happened! I am so glad that your husband is all right.

hugs,

Kate

Alice said...

Poor Julie, you've had a run of bad stuff happening. But Spring is just around the corner and brighter days ahead.

Sandi said...

Hope everything is all right now ...

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Oh dear, not funny, but really hilarious as hell now that alls well that ends well. You are truly unique and sweet. :)
Alexandra

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHH Julie I am so sorry to hear about all that. I am so glad he will be ok. Jeese. Dr. bills are always fun huh? My dh has been laid off for the past 2 weeks so I know how you feel. Things are tight all over so you are not alone. I came to visit ya .....been gone a long time I know. You all will be in my prayers. xoox, cherry

Kimmie said...

Hi Julie;

I awoke in the night with you heavy on my heart, so i prayed for you. I am worried that you might be struggling emotionally.

I just want you to know what a big influence you have been on my life. What a positive word you always have had, words of love and encouragement, kind words that meant and mean a great deal to me.
I miss you and I am sure all the others that love you would say the same.
Please know that you are loved and greatly missed by me.

((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))
Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

willzmom said...

Julie, I've tagged you, please visit me for details!

NeereAnDear said...

THINKING OF YOU

HUGS
JO

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Oh my gosh girl! Anyone could have made that mistake so don't be so hard on yourself.
((((((Hugs, )))))) DebraK

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh! Every time I put eye drops in my eye, I think about that. The containers are so much alike! I'm so happy that it all turned out okay!

La Tea Dah said...

Oh Julie, what a situation! Super Glued eye! I wonder how many other times the doc had seen that happen? I'm really glad that all worked out well and that the eye will be just fine (and that you will too!).

LaTeaDah

Diane said...

HI Julie
I just wandered over after being pretty down myself. I havn't read through all of your inserts but this one tells me that you are suffering and I just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers and just remember that God is in charge and he can do GREAT things.
With love
Diane