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Thursday, November 16, 2006

I've Got My Eye On You


Yesterday I had to help a child with a metal SPRING sticking out of his EYEBALL to the nurse's office. So if any of you has ever wondered, do eyeballs bleed? I can tell you firsthand that yes, they bleed quite profusely.

Apparently he had taken apart his stapler and was winding the metal spring around his pencil when it flew off, stabbing him directly in the white part of his eye. I had never considered myself squeamish until I saw that wire sticking straight out of his head; then I realized I might conceivably pass out.

Who says working in a school isn't an adventure?

11 Comments:

Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

oh thank god it hit the sclera and not the cornea!

D accidentally poked me in the eye socket a few months ago. his finger went all the way into my head... i think he scrambled my brains a bit.

9:40 AM

 
Anonymous Megan rocks hardcore!

Oh sweet Jesus!
And that, my friend, is why I don't work with children. If that happened, I would run. Run fast in the opposite direction and let him find his own damn way to the nurse's office!

12:28 PM

 
Blogger C rocks hardcore!

oooh, i rarely get disgusted by reading blog posts..but for some reason, this one did it for me.

glad to hear you didnt pass out. i, on the other hand, may have just laughed.

5:29 PM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Hmmm. I thought for sure this post would induce any number of comments on randomt things that happened during people's childhoods- like when my 7th grade lab partner got his three middle fingers chopped off by a lawn mower in the middle of the year.

5:40 PM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Oh, and Kirsten? I'm glad you're ok and D didn't blind you. Good thing he's got mad hospital skillz.

6:48 PM

 
Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

I'd have to say that you one-up the pubic dye.

7:01 PM

 
Anonymous megan rocks hardcore!

in J.H. I pencil stuck in my foot (lead side in of course...the proper nerd that I am, I always had a supply of sharp utensils), and when I saw it there, it was twitching with my pulse.

7:25 PM

 
Anonymous Micah rocks hardcore!

In grade school a kid got his head smashed in with a rock during recess and bled profusely all the way to the principal's office. Our teacher asked for volunteers to help clean up the blood, (the school didn't have janitors) the reward was a handful of M&M's, I jumped at the chance.

Those were the days before anyone was terrified of someone else's blood, and we were dumb enough to clean it up for 12 M&M's.

7:53 PM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Meg- the pencil twitching with your pulse thing made vomit rise in the back of my throat.

Micah- those were the good ol'days. Before OSHA ruined everything.

8:03 AM

 
Anonymous chris rocks hardcore!

That kid is going to have the best pirate costume next year.

10:18 AM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Yar! I got a sword in me eye and a parrot on me shoulder!

12:30 PM

 

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