Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jayden's Big Injury

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. moms worry a lot, huh?



  1. Aw... you CARE! Happy to hear the little dude is ok. He's so cute (sorry I can't stop saying that.)

  2. Aww, it's normal to worry but he'll be fine! Also, he is gorgeous!

  3. aww, tough little guy. They are stronger than we think they are. But, it's also very good that you care, and you can't care too much... at least til they are like 12.

  4. I would have freaked too! SCARY!!! I'm glad he's okay. And how is it that he keeps getting cuter?! Seriously, that is one beautiful baby boy. So much character in those eyes!

    PS, Aidan has that same shirt! Love it!

  5. You must have been freaking out. I'm so glad he's on the mend. He must be quite a sleeper. :)

  6. I am so glad he's okay! I would have done the same thing. But I did giggle when I read the part about the blurry vision. Come on, Lisa. Don't you know that your 4-month old should be communicating that to you already? Geez. :)

  7. Awww. Glad everything is okay now.
    He's so adorable :)

  8. What a cute little guy. He looks so happy and relaxed and well cared for and somehow you can already see the little boy coming through.

  9. Oh no! Poor Jayden! Google can be a terrifying place!

  10. Welcome to overreacting to small, superficial injuries! We have a table all ready for you, right by the Web MD bar...