okay…i can write about it now because Reed’s okay. but for a while there on new year’s eve, i thought my sweet boy might be blind for the rest of his life. he is legally blind in his right eye due to a condition he was born with called morning glory syndrome. so that left eye is it for him. with it, he sees. without it, he doesn’t.

simple as that.

in one incandescent moment, a firework grazed his left eye leaving a burned and tattered cornea. one ambulance ride and emergency room later he was sent home with pain meds and anitbiotic eyedrops. it’s amazing, but his pediatric opthamologist confirmed today that there is no lasting damage to his eye and he is fine.

so welcome to 2005. the year of no fireworks!

unless of course they are crackling miles away on the horizon