You know Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? (You do know Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, right?) Well, Momís eye doctor is Dr. Jekyll and the Invisible Man. I took her to her appointment today and met her doctor. Heís a really nice guy, very personable and forthcoming, when heís actually in the room with you. The trouble is, he disappeared in the middle of the exam.
Whatever he was looking for he didnít find in the exam room. He opened every drawer in the room, and most of them (from my vantage point in a chair in the corner) seemed empty. So he took off for unknown parts to look for unknown tools, and he was gone so long the screensaver on his computer came on. And stayed on. A couple of times I stood up and poked my head out in the hall to see if I could trace his movements, but he was either ducking us or had forgotten we were there, so I went back to my corner.
I had gone along to try to help Mom remember what he said, in case he said anything important or interesting. What he said was that she had an infection, which I think she would have remembered without my assistance. He also said that he was going to make things okay again. Iím not sure she heard that part, so maybe it was a good thing I was there. I know I was relieved to hear it.
He prescribed three new kinds of eye drops, to add to what she was already using, but he printed the instructions for her to take home, so I was no help with that. Itís a good thing she has a magnifying glass, because thatís the only way sheíll be able to read the instructions. That was the reason we were there, you know. Because she couldnít see to read without a magnifying glass.