Today Show Anchor Savannah Guthrie suffered an eye injury in an accident caused by her son, 2-year-old Charley throwing a toy train at her eye. He was sitting on her lap and hit her with the pointy end of a toy train, resulting in his mom temporarily losing vision in her right eye.
"Charley threw a toy train right at my eye and it tore my retina,'' Guthrie said on the phone. "It happened last week actually, and then I lost my vision in my right eye about 24 hours later, and then it turned out to be kind of serious. They were afraid my retina was detached, so they told me to just take it easy."
Savannah Guthrie Discusses Accident
Guthrie continued, "I really did lose my vision in my right eye," she continued. "It was so blurry from — not to get too gross — but there was so much blood in my eye that it completely blocked my vision."
The mom of two has been absent from the Today Show for two days. She's hoping she can return to cover The Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.
Savannah had an emergency procedure done on Monday after working with limited vision in her eye and is trying to avoid having surgery.
Savannah Hopes the Procedure Will Help
At first, they didn't think it had worked, and it looked like I was gonna have to have this surgery, but now it's looking more hopeful, and I'm actually still hoping I can do the (Macy's Thanksgiving) parade,'' Guthrie shared. "They're essentially trying to weld back this tear in the retina very carefully, and really trying hard to avoid the retina detaching and avoid having to do a major surgery."
Let's hope Savannah recovers in time for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Recovering From The Accident
Savannah is still recovering from the accident.
"I'm not supposed to jump up and down or anything because it's kind of like literally hanging by a thread," she added. "But I'm very positive because I think it's gonna be OK."
The accident happened at some point during the week of Nov. 17 and that she lost vision in her right eye nearly 24 hours after it happened.
She explained that her son didn't really know what happened and it obviously wasn't intentional. I think he should apologize to his 'mommy'.
"He's 2, so he doesn't really know what he did, and of course I wouldn't want to make him feel bad about it,'' she said. "I was FaceTiming with my mom to tell her, and he came running in and said, 'I did it! I did it!' He was very proud of himself."