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This is Gross

My optometrist daughter practicing in the slums of Tegucigalpa, Honduras related this story to me while here last week.

She had a 5 year old patient with a constant eye irritation. Valerie couldn't find anything until suddenly, from out the inside corner of the little girl's eyeball, a round worm appeared! Valerie couldn't extract it, so she sent her to the hospital.

A week later, the girl returned. The hospital still hadn't gotten it! By luck, the little bugger popped his head out and Valerie snatched it. Two inches long. Now that's gross.

On a more pleasant note, we're getting a warm-up acoming. I just saw a small flock of robins. And yesterday, the sandhill cranes were flying south overhead.

I'm still harvesting greens--kale, chard, Brussels sprouts, lettuce. Plus I have whole tomato vines in my basement pulled from the garden before the freezes came. Tomatoes ripen slowly. They don't taste as good, but I don't mind.

Okay, I'm off for day 2 of wood cutting at the golf course. It's still too cold to play golf, but good for chain saw work.

posted on Nov 29, 2012 5:42 AM ()


I asked Santa for materials to learn about the canning process. I thought of you.
And that is GROSS about the roundworm! Poor kid!
comment by kristilyn3 on Dec 6, 2012 11:42 AM ()
Since I don't can anymore (I freeze), I'm giving my jars to my daughter. Good luck. It's hard work but worth the effort.
reply by solitaire on Dec 7, 2012 6:17 AM ()
Sandhill cranes are flying over here too. They are headed your way.
comment by boots586 on Dec 1, 2012 5:58 PM ()
comment by crazylife on Nov 29, 2012 8:53 PM ()
They don't have medications for worms (like they give to dogs?) Maybe because it is her head and not her digestive tract it is different? Yes, gross! Hope the worm did not leave behind little worm eggs.
comment by dragonflyby on Nov 29, 2012 3:07 PM ()
When I first started college, I wanted to be an optometrist. WHEW!!
reply by solitaire on Nov 30, 2012 5:28 AM ()
Yowie, that is definitely gross! I hope the little girl is okay.
comment by steve on Nov 29, 2012 8:52 AM ()
And I hate when I get something in my eye, like saw dust.
reply by solitaire on Nov 30, 2012 5:25 AM ()
Yes, very gross. Your daughter must have a strong stomach. Very impressed with your gardening skills. I killed the tomato plant my neighbor gave me.
comment by tealstar on Nov 29, 2012 6:35 AM ()
Despite my so-called "skills", garden plants have a mind of their own. They decide whether or not to grow and produce. I just wait and watch.
reply by solitaire on Nov 30, 2012 5:23 AM ()

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