Dr. Hinkle: “Eyes are Best I’ve Ever Seen Them”

Dr. Hinkle

Earlier today, Dr. Hinkle (Ryan’s eye doctor) came to the house to check on Ryan’s eyes. He was here early last week and observed significant improvement in both eyes. He told me he was heading to a professional seminar and would be out-of-town, but promised to stop back this week. Hmmm, an eye doctor seminar… wonder who made spectacles of themselves?

I was anxious for him to return. He has taken such good care of Ryan. Not only that, he loves talking sports! A man’s man. A card-carrying member of the He-Man’s Secret Society.

Dr. Hinkle stained Ryan’s eyes and looked at them under a blue-lighted slit-lamp. I was babbling something about something, just to ease my tension until I heard his opinion. He looks up and says, “His eyes are the best I’ve ever seen them”. Relief!

Dr. Hinkle always takes the time to show me what he sees. Teaching me. Then he sits at the kitchen table and talks me through the treatment plan, respecting my opinion and silly questions all the while. He draws me pictures!

I Take a Crack at Drawing

Remember, I am limited to drawing stick figures (women stick figures are now my new preference). But, what the heck, I might as well have a little fun with it in my attempt to communicate it to you.

So, I make my own version of the (much better) Dr. Hinkle diagram. In my own defense, mine is so much more fun… with the eyebrows, nose, and everything.

Hope this brings you a smile!

I know you won’t believe me but I did it entirely freehand. 🙂


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16 Responses to Dr. Hinkle: “Eyes are Best I’ve Ever Seen Them”

  1. Mr. T. says:

    Endless Talents, you have.

  2. Paula says:

    Ken, we’ve always known you are a man of many talents! Now we can add sketching to the list — I mean, look at the detail on those eyes lol. I agree with you, Dr. Hinkle is indeed a very special man. In fact, I’ve been discovering in the last year and a half there are a lot of very cool people around here. It’s like putting on a pair of glasses and seeing the world in a whole new way — right, Dr. Hinkle? : ) Ryan is doing so well, my heart continue to be lifted by his healing. In this Easter season, I thank the Lord for all our families and children, our friends and community, especially those who have felt the call to help Ryan and have answered. God bless you. Faith, hope and love prevail, but the greatest of these is love.

  3. Jo Hobbs says:

    Such good news! And, Ken, the drawing looks just like Ryan except you forgot his
    bow tie, so I’m giving you an A- ! Really, this is wonderful news from Dr. Hinkle! Keep up the good work! And yes, you are both manly-men, and we love you! Love

  4. Gail Doyle says:

    Ken, Such great news again!!!!!Like the drawing:),but stick figures are best.I feel Ryan is a Easter miracle and will continue to improve You guys are great!!!!!!

  5. A Cup of Tea says:

    The nose is particularly well done.

    Yeah for eye improvement!

  6. Angelique says:

    I’m liking the attention to detail – tear ducts, eyelashes….very nice! Glad his eyes are doing much better, but then we all know what phenomenal work you put into them!

  7. Anna says:

    I see the twinkle in Ryans eyes!

  8. Jen Hibbitts says:

    I am a fellow WVU student, I never knew Ryan but I have kept up with his story & progress from the beginning. It was an amazing feeling to pick up the Daily Athenaeum on Wednesday April 20, 2011 and read that Ryan is showing progress. God bless you and your family, I pray for Ryan’s full recovery.

    Ryan, Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer!

  9. Colleen Brunelle says:

    No matter how bad a day I have – you can make me smile – whether it’s good news about Ryan or your simple humorous ways – thanks for making a bad day better – I hope we all do the same for you.

  10. Dianne says:

    Again, Ken thank you for sharing good news with us! I’m elated!! I love your drawing, especially the nose!!

  11. The Colangelis says:

    Great to hear the progress on Ryan’s eyes. You are keeping Ryan in good physical shape as he heals and I thank God for that.

  12. Rita says:

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful news from Dr. Hinkle that Ryan’s eyes are healing, and for your awesome artwork. I especially love the big smile you put on Ryan’s face 🙂 I bet he laughs at you all day on the inside, and one day soon he’ll surprise you by laughing out loud at one of your corny remarks! Won’t that be music to your ears…

  13. Galya says:

    Soooo glad his eyes are doing better!

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