Wednesday, February 9, 2011
You may not be able to see it in this picture without enlarging it...but look what happened to my baby's eye!!!
He woke up from a nap on Saturday and I noticed his eye was a little red. A little while later it was even more red and I realized there was a tiny scratch right there on his eye ball!! He must have done it during his nap.
I freaked out and called his doctor's office. It was a Saturday night so I knew I would just be getting the answering service.
While I waited for a doctor to call me back, Adam was consulting Dr. Google. He was reading out loud everything he found and I was getting really scared.
I started packing a bag to take to the hospital. All of a sudden my mommy packing skills kicked in. (I didn't know I had them.) That bag had everything we could possibly need if we had to spend hours in a hospital.
From everything Adam was reading, I was pretty sure Jayden was going blind as we waited for the call.
A nurse called just as I was thinking about the glass eye he would need.
She said if it happened during nap it was probably just a superficial scratch. She said we could call our doctor's office in the morning if it got worse overnight.
(One of the things she told me would be a sign of it getting worse was blurry vision. How in the world do you find out if your 4 month old has blurry vision? Ask him?)
By the morning, it was starting to look a little better.
By the time our pediatrician called us Monday morning to check in about what happened, I could barely see anything. By Tuesday, it was completely gone.
So....new moms worry a lot, huh?