When it rains, it pours. At least that has been true for poor Addison. He woke up on Friday after his nap with a weepy, goopy, red eye. I took one look at it and knew instantly that it was conjunctivitis. Who that has ever had it as a child can forget it? Our doctor's office was closed for the day, so I thought I would try to give them a call Saturday morning. When Saturday morning dawned, Addison had it in both eyes and our doctor's office turned out to be closed for the whole weekend. What to do? I called the urgent care number unsure if this was the sort of thing that should be let go until Monday. Thankfully, a doctor called me back in short order and said that they really would prefer to get him an urgent care appointment at the hospital in order to write him a prescription for antibiotic eye drops. We arrived to a waiting room full of sick, unhappy children, but Addison took it all in stride. We waited for about 45 minutes to see the doctor, and when we finally did, Addison wanted to sit on the doctor's lap! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Indeed, Dr. Mom diagnosed his eyes correctly, and prescription in hand, we went home to celebrate Addison's 2nd birthday with a very special Finding Nemo party (more on the party to follow).
The update is that after 3 1/2 days of eye drops the redness is gone. His eyes are still a little weepy and goopy although not to the extent that they had been. Hopefully, the pink eye will disappear altogether in the next couple of days. It's made his normally saucer-like blue eyes look so tiny and swollen, like he's been crying for hours. So sad! And incidentally, he's been really brave about putting the drops in his eyes. I wasn't sure what to expect, but, believe it or not, he's put up little resistance at all.