Monkey woke up yesterday with a runny nose. He otherwise seemed fine so we sent him to school. His teacher called after he’d been there for a while to report that he had been unhappy most of the morning and that he had fallen asleep, in the gym, during free play. She wanted to let him nap for a while longer and then see how he was feeling. Duhdee ended up going to bring him home. Monkey’s left eye was a bit red and puffy but he seemed to be feeling better as the afternoon wore on so we took a wait and see approach.
This AM he woke up with the same puffy eye and we took him to the Dr. His normal Dr. was out today so we saw a substitute. Stranger + eye exam + FX = Not Good. The Dr. did praise us for staying so calm, lol. We’re just used to it I guess.
She couldn’t see a foreign body and she didn’t dare to try to test for an abrasion given his thrashing.
We were sent home with two prescriptions, one for oral and one for topical antibiotics. We’re not holding out much hope that we’ll be able to use the ointment on his eye (maybe when he’s sleeping?) so she gave us both. If he’s not better in 2-3 days she said we should take him straight to the hospital for a more thorough exam. Wouldn’t that be fun? She did mention “possible” sedation needed, ya think?