Conversations With Luke,  Elementary School

Swollen: A Conversation With Luke

This morning, trying to assess his condition after yesterday’s fall….

  • Me: How do you feel this morning?
  • Luke: Pretty good.
  • Me: Do you hurt a lot?
  • Luke: No, just my hand and my knee.
  • Me: So your face doesn’t hurt?
  • Luke: A little. I hope it doesn’t swallow any more.
  • Me (confused): You hope it doesn’t swallow?
  • Luke: Yeah, I don’t want it to swallow my eye closed so I can’t see. I don’t want to take the white medicine!

[He meant swell/swollen and is referring to when he got poked in the eye least year and it got infected and so swollen that he couldn’t open his eye.]