This week has unfortunately been a week of bad news. Lenny has been having trouble with his right eye, so I had to get him into the Ophthalmologist on an emergency visit. A white spot has been growing on the brown part of his eye and it has been getting increasingly red. The doctor took a look and the problem is that Lenny is not able to close that eyelid all the way, especially when he is sleeping, so that is causing the problem. They prescribed him two eye drops to be put in 4 times a day, and an ointment I have to put in at bedtime. He will need to see the doctor every week to see if the infection growing in his eye is subsiding, and he will be referred to UCLA eventually to repair that eyelid that is not closing.
He is also having problems with his teeth and jaw, so he has an appointment with an Oral Surgeon on August 3rd. His teeth are not lining up on one side at all and he is having a lot of pain.
So in the future we are possible looking at 2 more surgeries for his face, eyelid and jaw. We will see.
Tuesday Lenny sees the Orthopedic Surgeon to check the status of his legs healing. We are hoping for good news that will progress him towards walking again.
I went back to work this week and I am so glad to be back. Lenny has been doing great with the exception of Friday. I had to get to work early because I had a meeting and he was still sleeping when I left. When I got home he was feeling awful and sleeping most of the evening. When I went to get his night dose of pills I realized why he felt so awful, he forgot to take his morning medicine! The first day he was supposed to remember and he forgot, I bet he won't do that again!
Things are progressing slow and steady. Until next week,
Nancy and Lenny