Friday, May 4, 2012

Pinkeye. Awesome.

Yep, the little munchkin has pinkeye.  When I picked him up from daycare yesterday his left eye was gooey and I kept having to wipe the discharge funk out of it.  He wasn't really bothered by it, but it looked nasty.  This morning when I went to get him out of the crib it was swollen and crusted shut.  Ugh.

After a warm washcloth and some gentle wiping we were able to get him cleaned up.  Clearly he could not go to daycare today, but as luck would have it I had my work computer at home so I just emailed my boss letting him know that I'd have to work here today.

I called the pediatrician and was able to get him in at 8:15. Of course by the time we got in his eye wasn't goopy anymore, but still red and a little swollen.   She said it definitely appears to be pinkeye and sent in a prescription for some eye drops.  The good news is that after 24 hours he would be able to go back to daycare, so he'll definitely be fine to go back on Monday.  The bad news is we have to put eye drops in his eyes three times a day for the next week.  Yeah - that should be fun.

So far I've gotten them in once and after a little snack he is down for a nap.  Here's hoping that his eye clears up soon and that he doesn't decide to share with mommy and daddy.


  1. Poor baby!!! I hope he feels better soon! And that you don't get it!

  2. Poor Andrew! At least you get some extra time with him, hope you get your work done.

    1. Fortunately I don't have much to do today. I just hope he cooperates so I can get on my conference call at 1:00!

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