Thursday, July 28, 2016

Swollen Eye!

On Thursday the 14th I was outside with the kids...we had been picking raspberries and then they wanted to play hide and seek. That didn't really last very long because honestly there really isn't that many places to hide outside. I went in and was in the kitchen doing something when I heard Zeke coming down the stairs crying and saying that his eye felt funny. I hugged him and looked at his eye. I could tell his lower eyelid was swollen a bit and his eye was super watery. As I held him I could honestly see it swelling before my eyes. Also I noticed what looked like a water blister on the white part of his eye. That's when I called his Pedi and left a message for the nurse. When she called back she informed me that they didn't have any appointments left for the day. I knew right then that we were going to the ER. 

Zeke had gone off to lay down since he didn't feel good.

Poor thing looks pitiful! 

I called Michael and asked if he could come home early so I didn't have to take all 4 kids to the ER with me. Thankfully it wasn't really all that early so he was able to come home. When he got home we went up to check on Zeke and he was OUT...I mean Michael was blowing raspberries on his cheek and he wasn't waking up. Right after he told me his eye felt funny my first reaction was it was his allergies. So I gave him his rx allergy meds. They have never made him tired like this before so I think it was just the whole situation!

I finally just picked him up and he woke up a little bit. I strapped him in the van and told Michael that we were going to Mary Bridge. He wanted me to just go to the Children's Urgent Care in Federal Way since we know they opened at 5pm, but I told him when I took Zeke there to get stitches and the urgent care wasn't open I just didn't get a good vibe about the place. I love Mary Bridge and that's just where I feel comfortable taking our kids. 

There was traffic so it took us a while to get to the hospital which was nice since Zeke was so tired. He was out the whole trip there. 

Of course just like always we were taken right back. 

Zeke wanted to eat, but I wasn't sure if they wanted him to eat. I called the nurse since he was almost crying. She told me that he should wait until the Dr came in. Thankfully the Dr came in shortly after that and said it was fine for him to eat. 

Yay for fig bars!!! A second Dr came in and said this is super common. He most likely got something in his eye or on his hand and then rubbed his eye and he's having an allergic reaction. She was also concerned about my eye so she checked it out and gave me the all clear. She sent rx eye drops to the pharmacy there at the hospital. After we were discharged we went right there and found out they didn't have them in stock and would have to order them. I asked if they could transfer the rx to Fred Meyer's because I didn't really feel like driving all the way out to Tacoma the next day to pick up a rx. They said they could, but I would need to call Fred Meyer's and have them call Mary Bridge. While I was talking to the pharmacist at Fred Meyer's I found out that they didn't have any in stock either. Then she called later and said that the eye drops he was prescribed were actually discontinued. Talk about ridiculous! 

After we got home I had to call Mary Bridge back and let them know what was going on. The nurse took down the information to give to the Dr so she could call in a different rx. Thankfully by the time we got home Zeke's eye was already looking so much better. He was also so alert! On the way home was so talkative! Complete opposite of what he was a couple hours before. I did give him some Benadryl to help at bedtime. 

The next day I got a call saying the dr called in a new rx. I also got a text from the dr checking on both of us!!! So caring! I went and picked the rx up after our trip to the zoo and I only had to put them in his eye twice! The nice thing is we have them now and I'm sure they will come in handy sometime in the future.