So, I mentioned in the last post that Abriella had pinkeye. Well, hers cleared up without any medication. Unfortunately, a few days later, on Sunday, Stephen’s eyes started mucking up. He woke up on Monday with one eye matted closed. Nice. He made it to the doctor and got some antibiotic/steroid combo drops for his eyes…and some new glasses, as he wasn’t going to be wearing contacts! Tuesday morning, both of his eyes were matted closed upon awakening. I guided him to the bathroom to clean his eyes with a warm washcloth. Poor guy.
Then, I left town. I was out of town from Tuesday to Saturday to attend the ACNM Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio. For those that don’t visit the link, it’s basically a big national (and some international midwives also come!) conference for midwives. In the 9 years I’ve been a midwife, I’ve never attended one of these, as they usually occur in places like Washington, California, or some other place way off that would just be incredibly expensive to attend. So, this was perfect! Our kids are at a great age to leave in the hands of Grandma while Daddy works, and the distance was perfect, and I was able to get my CEUs for the next 5 years under my belt! How great is that?! Plus, I got to see lots of my former midwife colleagues from Houston and Ft Hood. Fun! Oh, and I also ran into one of my college suitemates in our hotel lobby! She and her husband came to SA to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. What a coincidence!
Anyway, I got home on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, Colby’s eyes started looking red and mucking up a bit (isn’t that the most technical term ever?!). Uggh. 1 week after Stephen. So, this being the day before Memorial Day, I was wondering what to do. But, thankfully, our pedi does email and checks it frequently. So, I emailed her and told her the situation. She called in a script and we picked it up Monday morning (as the pharmacy had already closed by the time I got around to contacting her). He woke up Monday Â morning with matted eyes, but not since. His antibiotic drops have worked quite well! His eyes are practically back to normal. Today is day 3 of the drops and we only have to use them 3-5 days.
Now, the question is whether or not I will be spared from this malady??