Sometimes bad luck comes in bunches. That's what's happening here.
At 2:00 today my husband almost lost his left eye. He was tightening some bungie cords to get ready for our camping trip (that we're not going on), and one broke - the end hit him smack dab in the middle of the eye. I got him to the ER at Redlands Community about 3, and they said he needed an eye surgeon - sent us to the Beaver Clinic in Redlands where a specialist was. When we got there, and after they put us in an examining room, he started to throw up (nerves, trauma, etc.). The doctor looked at his eye with different colored lights, and showed me a large (about 1/3 to 1/2-inch long) vertical scratch across his pupil and iris. He then showed me the blood pooling under the iris, as well as a flap of the iris that had lifted off the eyeball. He measured the pressure that was building up inside the eye, and gave him some glaucoma drops, as well as antibiotic drops and antiinflammatory drops. We went to the pharmacy to get a prescription for more drops, and he continued to throw up - all the way home. He was going into shock, the nurse said who came outside to help.
He has to sleep in his recliner tonight to remain as vertical as possible, and we go back to a different doctor tomorrow. The one today assures us that Don will not lose his eyesight, though for now he's blind in that eye.
Now if I can just get some calories in him.
Needless to say, there won't be a Soup or Stew Thursday, and anyone who sent me a submission will have it included in next week's roundup.