We are so thankful for the Dr's we have in this country. Yesterday Ralph had a sore eye, some minor burning and irritation. When he went to work he noticed an odd feeling on the right side of his face, then when he was trying to eat his Oatmeal on the way to work he had trouble with his mouth. He called me and we went to the emergency room.
Other than the strange sensations on his face he felt fine. It took no time at all to get to the Dr. The staff was wonderful and used humor and a sense of caring and calming to deal with us and our questions. After a detailed and very informative exam by the Physician he explained it was Bell's Palsy that sounds such a lot worse than it is. It is a nerve inflammation that effects the nerves that control facial features. They did a CT scan to confirm Ralph's Brain (a he has a good one) was not involved in anyway.
We know there are problems with health care in this country but we have got to be so thankful the system we do have. Although not perfect it is still the best in the world and I know both Ralph and I are so thankful for it!