Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tractor Ride

A few weeks ago, Scott was finally able to bring his tractor to the new house.
Matthew has been enjoying some tractor riding time.

 Daddy even lets him think that he is driving it.
Matthew loves his daddy and loves when daddy gives him tractor rides.

Ever hear of Corneal Flash Burns? Or sunburn to the eyes?
On Friday, Scott was working at our new house, removing rock from around the house, the sun was shining, the house has white house wrap on it.
About 3 am Saturday morning, Scott woke me up saying that his eyes felt like someone dumped a bucket of sand in each one.  We both first thought pink eye.  It was so bad that we called and talked to a nurse at the local hospital.  She was not pleasant and didn't really want to help.  So we called the hospital that is about 30 to 45 minutes away.  The nurse was amazing and funny too!  She and Scott talked for a few minutes about symptoms and she told him what she thought and what he should do.  She also told him what they would do for him if he came in.  So he tried what she suggested first.  By Saturday afternoon, his eyes were feeling much better but as you can see by the above pictures he wore his sunglasses and Matthew did too.

The following information is from eMedicinehealth:
Eyes, particularly the cornea (the clear window of tissue on the front of the eyeball), can be easily damaged by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and from other sources of ultraviolet light, such as a welder's arc, a photographer's flood lamps, a sun lamp, or even a halogen desk lamp.

At first, we thought it was from a welder's arc because Scott's dad was welding on the tractor bucket but Scott never looked at the arc.  He knows better!  As I read further, we figured that it was from glare from the sun off of the white house wrap.  We used lubricating eye drops on his eyes a few times and he wore his sunglasses while outside. 

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