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Sweet Little Sister
09-11-2007, 08:20 PM
my oldest got a nasty bump on her eye today at school. the principal called just to let me know and said it wasn't anything major..but she'd probably have a bump..
by the time she got home her whole eye was swollen and purple.
my question is..how long will it be swollen like that?? it's kinda starting to freak me out.

09-11-2007, 08:27 PM
If it's swollen right shut, at least two weeks before it clears up. Make sure the eye itself isn't bleeding.

Sweet Little Sister
09-11-2007, 08:36 PM
bad pic, i know..

swollen for 2wks!? or just bruised for 2wks??
please don't tell me swollen for that long..she doesn't want to go to school with it "ugly and puffy"

09-11-2007, 08:39 PM
Hubby just went through the whole swollen eye thing a couple weeks ago. Got stung by a nasty l'il hornet, his eye swelled shut.

Hope your girl feels better soon Sweets.

I know it's different than what your girl is going through but with Hubby it stayed swelled up for a few days, then it gradually lessened. He had a lot of liquid draining out his eye when it started to go down as well. His eye was constantly watering so he had to keep just wiping it away, the more it drained the more the swelling went down. Other than the original swelling it didn't cause him any pain, it was "just" a pain in the rear to have to put up with it.

P.S. What happened? Is the boy worse off than she is? LOL...

09-11-2007, 08:41 PM

might give you some ideas what to do for her

09-11-2007, 08:42 PM
That doesn't look too bad. Hopefully it won't swell up any more. The puffiness will probably be gone in a few of days. The colour a week/10 days.

Sweet Little Sister
09-11-2007, 08:56 PM
it was a boy Xz! /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rofl.gif but not a fight this time.
they ran into each other during gym..finally met someone with a harder head than her own.

my poor Dolly /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

Sweet Little Sister
09-11-2007, 08:59 PM
thanks Ski..checking that out now.

09-11-2007, 09:01 PM
Awwww poor thing

Cover up...Lol...wear sunglasses...I'm sure no one is going to make fun of her or anything...

09-11-2007, 09:08 PM

Poor M.
I hope she feels better soon

09-11-2007, 10:26 PM
Wow thats a nice one. She should be proud of that baby.

I had one like that three weeks before my grade 8 graduation. It was still kind of yellow for the grad.

09-12-2007, 12:30 AM
frozen peas ... followed by a warm compress. Oh ... and an aspirine or two to thin the blood.

Sweet Little Sister
09-12-2007, 08:15 AM
didn't have peas..we used hashbrowns instead. lol
keeping her home from school today to do the warm compress thing.
read in Ski's link that you shouldn't give asprin because it thins the blood..i've got tylenol in case she needs it, but she said it only hurts if she pokes it.. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

hoping the swelling went down overnight, it was the size of a golf ball when she went to bed.

09-12-2007, 08:21 AM
I just hope when she goes back to school the kids don't call her Cyclops!
Also watch to see if she is starting to listen to 3rd Eye Bind, and those Black Eyed Peas can rely be a problem too!

Sweet Little Sister
09-12-2007, 08:31 AM
omg. it's worse today. whole thing is purple and she can't open it. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

if the kids teased her Tipsy, he'd probably come home with another blackeye..lady that she is.

09-12-2007, 02:59 PM
Sorry to hear that. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

I figured it would swell more overnight but I didn't want to freak you out.

09-12-2007, 03:06 PM
A rib eye works good /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

09-13-2007, 10:32 AM
oohhhh...that looks nasty.
hope she's feeling better. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

09-13-2007, 12:53 PM
what grade is she in? that will make some fun memories.

and correct, definitely no aspirin.

Sweet Little Sister
09-13-2007, 02:32 PM
she's in grade 4.
yesterday afternoon, after swelling went down enough for her to open it a bit..

09-13-2007, 02:55 PM

GOOD LUCK, hope she feels better soon, ID be sending them pics back to school with her considering it was just a little bump!! wow WILD

09-13-2007, 03:01 PM
I'd Hi..it...Oh no..wait what?

Sweet Little Sister
09-13-2007, 03:48 PM

it was a little bump when the principal called me hp, it got worse as the day went on..she went back to school today tho, she's fine..just pissed about having a blackeye..

09-13-2007, 04:16 PM
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