Maria’s 1st Goose Egg/Black Eye
We went to a party yesterday (“Auntie” Kim’s 50th!!) and Maria bumped her face on the counter top (she was in her wheelchair pushing and pulling away from/toward the counter). I noticed that she jumped, but she didn’t yell or anything. Then last night when I picked her up to put her to bed, I noticed a huge bump over her left eyebrow. Manolis didn’t think it was such a big deal, but of course I had to call the Blue Cross nurse, who said to put ice on it, give her Tylenol, and watch for changes in behavior, vomiting, etc. Fortunately it’s on the opposite side from her shunt.
Today she still has the bump, but it’s also starting to turn black. And, of course, because it’s Maria, it looks beautiful. It’s in a line on her eyelid, so it looks like a nice smokey eyeshadow. In fact, I think I should put matching shadow on the other eye and probably nobody would notice the injury.