Eye and lip care

April 22, 2008 at 10:44 am

Just finished reading the post and had to chime in.

I recall an eye lubricant, Lacri-Lube, being put in my eyes. It blurred vision to the point of not being able to see at all, but it saved my eyes from drying out. I could not blink at all in the hospital or after I was discharged for a couple of months. It is kind of a vaseline type ointment. It has no medication in it (as I recall) so the nurses put it in throughout the day. Kind of frustrating that I couldn’t see, but soothing and it saved my eyes.

Lip care was another one. I could not produce saliva for the longest time (REALLY WEIRD!!!) and had chapped/cracked lips SOMETHING FIERCE!!!! 😮 Massive quantities of vaseline and other lip care helped, but after it started, it was hard to fix the problem.

I don’t know if yoru F.I.L. has lip problems or not, but I’ll never forget mine. Just thought I would throw my opinions in, hope they help.

Hang in there, you’re doing a wonderful thing for your family. 🙂