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Airsoft, Pt. II

Posted on 2015.05.16 at 00:00
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Having been quite adamant with gun safety before he was even ever allowed to pull the trigger on an airsoft, the following several years have been a beacon of sufficient safety protocols. When my son and his friends engage in an all-out airsoft war, all of them always wear protective gear, all of the time.

Except tonight for some reason.

And sure enough, (as he was reaching for his goggles he says), he got shot in the eye (the same eye which necessitated another visit to the ER) at 2100 hours on Friday.

The cornea is visibly damaged from what I can tell, the pupil only slightly dilated, very few blood vessels broken and slightly cloudy. I decided to not take him to the emergency room. I gave him an acetaminophen and told him I would check on him in the morning. When he asked why I was planning to take him to the doctor's office Monday morning (where he was concerned he was going to miss one of his last two days of school) it was the only time I raised my voice. "BECAUSE YOU NEVER INJURE YOURSELF MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF EIGHT AND FIVE!" And explained more quietly it was the difference between $20 and $2000 <-- how much we paid the last time I took him to the emergency room.


So I woke him up at midnight to give him an ibuprofen and look at his eye. It looked a lot better than it did four hours ago. No more dilation, and far less cloudy.


Immediate Care in Wichita wouldn't see him - wanted me to take him to the ER, which I did when we arrived back in Newton. They concluded corneal abrasion where we left with some ointment and a script for painkillers.


CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2015-05-16 05:50 (UTC) (Link)
I remember the times when he just put a bucket on his head and repeatedly ran into the wall for entertainment.
ehowton at 2015-05-16 05:54 (UTC) (Link)
There may be a connection.
ehowton at 2015-05-16 15:08 (UTC) (Link)
Since we're going to be in Wichita today anyway, I'm going to take him to one of those clinics which is like an ER without the $2000 price tag attached.
Angel of Def, with my rhymes against humanity.
homunculus at 2015-05-16 15:35 (UTC) (Link)
good luck. i go to gracemed in wichita, but it's less urgent care and more checkups, etc.
ehowton at 2015-05-16 22:54 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Immediate Care (on the West Side where we took the children when we lived in Texas) wouldn't see them. Wanted us to go to the ER. I finally took him there and it was just a corneal abrasion thankfully.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2015-05-16 23:42 (UTC) (Link)
Well good, I'm glad you took him in. I hope he feels and sees better soon. Why do these things always keep happening to G?
ehowton at 2015-05-17 18:48 (UTC) (Link)
His mom cites puberty.
Angel of Def, with my rhymes against humanity.
homunculus at 2015-05-17 01:04 (UTC) (Link)
i'm glad.
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