Monday, March 22, 2010
It's goopy. It's green. And it's leaking from Claire's eye. At least it was.
We had our first experience with baby illness last week. And it was gross. It started as an extra leaky eye. I say extra leaky because Claire has always been a little leaky. But I can say, with confidence, that this was extra leaky.
Then it turned green. Then it started gooping in the corner of her eye. Then it matted her eye shut. By this time, panic was setting in as I was imagining how much more of this mean, green goop Claire could handle.
I knew keeping preemies healthy (especially preemies who were born in the season of sick) was going to be a challenge. But thank goodness for these little ones, they were born to an overprotective mother. Someday, they'll thank me for it. And someday, they'll hate me for it. Probably the hating first.
The doc said it was nothing serious and prescribed some eye drops for her. Wait. Eye drops!?! You want me to put eye drops in my infant's eye? In her EYE?? How in the world could one be successful at this task?
But Claire, being Claire, has taken it like a trooper. And all I can think is, I'm glad it wasn't The Screamer.
Posted by Katie at 9:53 AM