Weekly Chit Chat 10/1-10/7
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|Wed, 10-03-2012 - 8:37am|
Hello again ladies! Sorry for the delay in getting this week's thread started. Monday was just way too busy at work that I didn't get a chance to get on here at all. And yesterday we had a severe medical emergency with Jesse that prevented me from getting on again.
Jesse got some OxiClean in his eye while at my dad's laundromat and DH had to take him to the hospital to have it flushed. He texted me to let me know, and I about freaked out because just a few weeks ago I read an article about another little boy that had this happen. This other boy didn't get proper treatment and ended up losing his vision and one eye completely. So I made him insist on them continuing to flush out his eye, and make arrangements to be seen immediately by an eye doctor. I had to leave work and travel down there so my dad could get his car back, and to take Jesse to the eye doctor.
The eye doctor was quite rude and clearly didn't have much experience with a wounded toddler. He scream at us for not knowing the PH of the oxiclean (I now know it's 11) and for me not being able to hold Jesse still on my lap for him to examine the eye. He prescribed some eye drops for us to apply every two hours. And it was a good thing I was watching his computer screen because the warning came up that the drops he was prescribing had Neosporin in it - Jesse is highly allergic to Neosporin and gets burns from it (which is why we informed the nurse who put it in his chart, and that's why a red flashing warning was popping up on the dr's screen). So then he decides to just give us a generic - but wouldn't that still be NeosporinI ask. Duh. So we finally got some eye drops without the Neosporin. It's a good thing I went, because DH didn't remember the allergy. Anyway, Jesse's eye is still really red and inflamed, and we don't know if he can see in that eye. Poor thing just keeps holding the side of that eye and telling us it hurts. And now that I've had some time to do a little more research I'm even more concerned that they didn't flush it enough and it could still be burning him. I'll be calling the doctors later on when the offices open for the day.
Never a dull moment around here.