A member of our family under went major surgery today... an eye replacement.
What. You didn't know eye replacements were possible? Amazing, I know. And it wasn't just any member of our family... it was the beloved monkey. Logan's Monkey.
And this monkey.
Back in December, I was helping Lincoln back in my bedroom when all of a sudden I heard Logan scream bloody murder. When he came running and crying back to where I was, I expected to see blood dripping from his head or something. But when he busted through the door, all he could get out was, "MONKEY!... EYE!.... SCAAAAARRRY!!!". And he showed me this...
I must admit I was a little taken back too. There's something a little creepy about seeing the eye socket of a furry friend.
Our temporary solution was an eye patch so Lo would calm down.
Then the search ensued. Logan didn't have any idea where the eyeball went. (Thinking back now.. I think I actually threw it away not realizing what it was.) We looked frantically for Monk's eye, but we were in the midst of packing for vacation. We searched and searched and searched but to no avail.
We were distraught. We thought there was no hope. Then Jera informed me that they sell doll and stuffed animal eyes in any craft store. Really? Did you know that? Sure enough, after a lot of searching, I found Monk's exact eyes on Etsy of all places. They came in the mail today and the surgery was scheduled for after bed time.
Our bag o' eyeballs...