Thursday, March 25, 2010

3 Doctors in 3 Days for Dellan

Our poor little guy has had a rough week. He had a urologist appointment on Tuesday, a pediatrician check up Wednesday, and we had to head back to the pediatrician this morning! When I woke Dellan up for the 6am feeding I noticed a thick layer of yellow mucus in his right eye. I cleaned it out the best I could and put him back to sleep. When we woke up at 9:30 (yes, we all slept in this morning and it was terrific!) it was much worse and he couldn't even open his eye. I cleaned it out and was amazed at how much stuff was there just since 3 hours before. It was pretty nasty looking. I called the doc right away and we went in soon after. Tony and I were thinking it was pink eye and prepared for the whole house to get it. Luckily, it turned out to be a clogged tear duct. Apparently they are very common in newborns and can happen up to 9 months. He gets antibiotic eye drops 4 times a day for a week to prevent infection. The little man is in good spirits and doesn't seem to mind. He has just had one eye open all day! Now if this was Laney, the whole world would know something was wrong! You can kind of see his eye is a little red and swollen in this picture. The ones from this morning are just to yucky to post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have been following your blog since I read about your pregnancy from your sister's blog. I have never posted anything on either blog before but wanted to share some info on the clogged tear duct. My daughter, who is now 16, was born with a clogged tear duct. You want to make sure you massage the tear duct several times a day to try to open it up and use warm wash clothes to clean up the "gunk" in his eye when it gets bad. The massaging however didn't work for my daughter and she ended up having a stent put in the tear duct at 1 year old to hold it open. That stayed in for a year and then it was removed but she did have problems until about 4 years of age. It isn't common for it to be clogged that long - my daughter was just the "lucky" one. Your babies are beautiful and I enjoy coming on each day to see new pictures =D Carrie - Wisconsin