Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mad-Eye Miriam

On Tuesday morning, Miriam had a puffy eye, just a little swelling and I suspected pink eye. But, by evening, this is what she looked like! And, despite the smile, she was in a lot of pain. She was given a priesthood blessing, and was comforted for the night, and Wednesday we took her to the doctor. They sent us straight to Primary Children's Hospital, the diagnosis being one that can affect vision if not treated. She had an infection in the lining of her eye socket.
On Thursday they did surgery to drain the abscess.
And this is what she looked like on Friday afternoon, about 24 hours after surgery. They sent us home, because as soon as she felt a little better, she was all over the hospital, making friends with all the nurses and exploring. The team of doctors said they had a hard time keeping her when she acted so well. Now the trick is that she must take six bottles of very stinky, nasty antibiotics over the next 12 days. Miriam says, "It tastes like a camel's butt." (I have to believe her, as it smells like poop.) Jacob just wonders how Miriam knows what that tastes like. :)
We are so grateful for all the phone calls, gifts and love that has been expressed for our little girl over the past few days! Thank you!

8 comments:

MattandNikiJ said...

Poor Miriam :(! I am soo glad that she is doing better. I am not sure that there will ever be an antibiotic that doesnt taste like camels butt :)!! Hope that everything continues to get better for you all.

Nanette said...

That is SO scary!!! I'm so glad it worked out-she is such a spunky little thing!

Stephanie Bean said...

Wow, I can't believe the picture of her eye. Poor girl! I'm so glad that she is doing better!!

Natalie said...

WOW!! When you said swollen you really meant SWOLLEN! I had NO IDEA that it was that bad. I am glad I didn't see pictures until sugery was over and we knew things were fine!! I too wonder how she knows what camel butt tastes like!:) We sure love her and I am so glad things went well!

Karma said...

Man, you guys are getting pummelled!!! Poor little Miriam - I think it is so cute she making friends at the hospital so quickly! What a girl :) I hope never to taste anything that could be equated to a camel's butt - it did make me laugh however!!

Becky said...

poor thing- going blind may have been better than what she has to drink! ohhh did that make me laugh!!

AO said...

I heard about this story from Ryan since I was in Idaho. HOLY CAMOLIES! I am SO glad that everything is okay. I smiled when Miriam was making friends with everyone. That is SO Miriam!

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