Despite a rather noncompliant patient, the doctor was able to determine that something indeed was wrong in his left eye and referred us to the pediatric opthamologist. After taking a look she was not sure what it was either, but thought it may have been a foreign object stuck in there and thought she would see if it would come off. She was able to get it off (just a small speck of something). She explained that he had blood vessels growing towards the spot on his cornea where it was (which is apparently very bad). It is now clearing up well with the aid of some steriod drops and she hopes there will be minimal scarring (which means that his vision will be only slightly affected.)
His eye had not been red, there was no discharge, they weren't watery; his only symptoms were that he was sensitive to light and his eyebrows and forehead were furrowed a bit. I am so grateful for modern medicine that can take care of random things like this. I am disappointed in myself for not taking him to be seen earlier.
Thanks to Melanie's superior sewing skills the project turned out amazingly well. (Seth did help- a little). We took apart an unused teddy bear and adapted him for the cougar body.
For an art project at school Seth made a paper-mache animal head. The assignment was to then take it home and make a puppet. As a true BYU fan Seth decided to make a cougar for his animal. In discussing the project with the rest of us it was decided it would be fun to dress the cougar up in a basketball uniform; specifically as Jimmer Fredette.
We had a couple families over from our ward to watch the game.
Most of the men couldn't handle the stress and were pacing the room rather than sitting on the couch.
Our kids got accepted to a new charter school opening up this fall- right down the street from our house. The school is modeled after two other charter schools in our area. We are excited about the opportunity to try it out as the schools are in high demand and it is pretty difficult to get in (they do a lottery). I am very grateful that Grant will be able to attend kindergarten every day for a half day rather than every other day for a full day as he would in public school due to busing budget cuts.