It could have been so much worse…

Jacob was horsing around a few nights ago and fell directly on a metal magazine rack.

He caught his fall with his right eye.

The poor guy cried and cried and cried some more.

Even though we were pretty confident that Jacob hadn’t hurt his actual eye, I took him to the doctor to make sure.

Luckily, most of the damage was done to the tissue surrounding his eye, and while his eye was dilated I had one strange looking kid!

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    Ow! Ow! Ow!! Sorry Jacob.

    So sorry Mama. I cannot look at that picture without cringing. I have a thing about eye issues.


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    Sarah Wise says:

    My daughter had almost that same exact injury! She fell and her eye caught my Southern Living At Home magazine rack. I did the same thing — took her to have it checked out and was told it could have been much worse. Glad he’s ok!

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    Twitter: petersonstlouis

    My daughter got an injury in just about the same place. I think it hurt me more than it did her because I just wanted to make it go away and be all better!

    Big hugs to you both!

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    S Club Mama
    Twitter: sclubmama

    he just looks like those people who have two different colored eyes. Glad his eye was alright, though. That could have hurt worse :S

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    Jennifer says:

    That kind of stuff is so freakin’ scary.

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    ooooo… that looks like it hurt!!

    I am glad he didn’t do any major damage!

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    Cecily R says:

    Ooch. I’m glad he’s okay.

    After being accidentally poked in the eye with a metal rod by a toddler Isaac years ago I was told that eyes are the fastest healing part of the body. It’s a good thing!

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    Ooooh. That makes me queesey just thinking about it. Poor thing, I hope it gets better soon!!!

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    Cecily R says:

    Ouch! I’m so glad he’s okay!

    AFter being accidentally poked in the eye by Isaac when he was a toddler, I was told that the eye is the fastest healing part of the body. It’s a good thing!

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    OUCH! Thankfully it wasn’t worse then that. Things happen so fast. I hope his eye gets to feeling better soon.

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    Kelly Deneen
    Twitter: kelly_deneen

    Hope he heals up soon!! Delia’s eye had a similar look about a month ago when she bashed it on her bed rail. Kids. Pfft.

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    Twitter: 1momof5

    Poor guy! I’m glad he’s ok! Ahh….the dangers of Spring!

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    He looks like a Graceling. LOL. Glad he’s ok.

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    I can’t get over the pupils, totally weriding me out. I bet it was a sight to see in real life.

    Glad he is alright.

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    Melissa Multitasking Mama
    Twitter: multitaskingme

    So glad he is okay..I am sure you were worried =(

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    Grace's Mom says:

    Okay, the picture wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going be…but still not pleasant!

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    Cop Mama
    Twitter: thecopmama

    Oh, poor kiddo! Boys, I tell ya!

    BTW, thank you for your kind comment on my blog today 🙂

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    The dilation looks funny, but his eye isn’t looking bad at all really. I thought it was going to be all kinds of bruised and swollen!

    Justine 😮 )

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    Marla Hansen says:

    Poor little puppy! He needs some candy and anything else he wants. Yes, I am a Nona.

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    kisatrtle says:

    Glad he’s okay.

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    Allison @ Alli 'n Son
    Twitter: Alli_n_Son

    Oh no! I’m glad he’s OK.

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    scrappysue says:

    if he was a few years older, i’m sure he’d think it was a very cool party trick! (the dilated eye , i mean!) so glad he’s going to be ok!

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    I am so glad that it wasn’t more serious!!!

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    Oh wow, that was SO close to his eye! Thank goodness he’s okay. Phew!

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    jennyleite says:

    Poor baby! Addee hit her eye when she was just learning to walk, she still has the scar. It’s rough being a kid!

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    Isn’t this stuff scary? When you think about what COULD have happened, it just freaks you out .

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    beth aka confusedhomemaker
    Twitter: beths_confusion

    Glad he is OK! We had a similar scare with our oldest knocking his head while trying to scare his brother. It scared us so much more than he ever intended but thankfully his injury turned out to be minor after the bleeding stopped. But of course I still wonder “what if”–the curse of motherhood, we always wonder “what if”

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    Scary Mommy says:

    Ouch, my eye hurts just looking at that! Poor little guy. 🙁

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    Honey Mommy says:

    That is freakishly weird looking… and it makes my eyes feel all googly.

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    Twitter: Rachel_L

    Awww — poor kid! Eye injuries are always so scary.

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    I’m so glad he’s ok.

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    Twitter: 3CraziesAndMe

    Dontcha just wish you could cover them in bubble wrap. Glad to hear he’s ok. OUCH!

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    Scary!!! Nothing freaks me out more than kids getting hurt around the eyes and teeth!!

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    Kelli @ writing the waves
    Twitter: writingthewaves

    So glad his eye was okay. Abby had a VERY close call with a pencil a couple months ago. Right above her eyelid…so scary!!!!

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    Twitter: shellthings

    Thank goodness he’s okay!

    These close calls make me want to wrap my kids in bubble wrap.
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