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Alyvia woke up this morning and one of her eyelids is slightly puffy. It won't open as completely as the other, which kind of gives her a .O_o look. The eye itself isn't pink or bloodshot or anything, and it doesn't seem to be bothering her. I didn't think much of it until my husband came home for lunch and said something about it. It hasn't really improved since we woke up.

I don't want to take her to the doctor if it's nothing, but if it gets worse... tomorrow's .saturday and I don't think .i'd have any other option but to take her to the .e.r...

It sounds like nothing, right? Neutral

***update***

*sigh* her eye looks fine now, but she's running a low-grade fever. She had an axillary temp of 38.2 c (100.76 f) so we gave her some .tylenol. She doesn't feel quite as warm now, so .i'm wondering if part of that was her curled up against us. She seems only slightly fussy, so .i'm going to keep an eye on her. I checked her gums and none of them are bulging or hemorrhaging, so...

I hate this. I'm not used to her being hurt or sick. She's always been healthy. Neutral


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replied March 2nd, 2007
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Maybe she just slept on it wrong and that made it puffy. I would say as long as there is no discharge and it isn't bothering her than it's probably fine. Maybe if she'll allow it, try to take a peek at it to make sure she doesn't have a sty or an eyelash that is poking in.

It's hard not to worry though...
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amelia got that a few weeks back and I called the doctor and they said that if she had been crying a lot it could be clogged tear duct. it went away like a day or two later. she was fine.
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could be a blocked tear duct? rowan's had one since she was like a week old and there is nothing to be done about it but to massage it apparently. if it was an eye infection it would probably spread to both eyes. I call it rowans "monster" eye. it sounds like nothing to me.
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Ya never know...her Dr. could be seeing patients!

I didn't know .oni's Dr. saw kids on .saturdays till she had .r.s.v! SO call first.

Rather, call today. I'd hate for you to have to expose her to all the germs for something small, ya know? I'm so paranoid about .r.s.v!! lmao!

Sarah
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i posted at the same time as gen and didn't see she already said that!

i'm so useless. : )
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tanyaface wrote:
i posted at the same time as gen and didn't see she already said that!

i'm so useless. : )



lol no your not......amelia had a blocked one since she was born fo rabout 4 months and it was really weird......she was little kookie and she reminded me of the cat lady on the simpsons. hahahahaha

anyway, i would call today laura and make sure.

Sarah i am the same way....people think i am so stupid but i don't care....
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Sunflower_pie81 wrote:

Sarah i am the same way....people think i am so stupid but i don't care....


I knows it's almost impossible to prevent...but I'm not gonna be lax anymore!! I would *die* if she got it again!! That was sooo miserable for all of us! Crying or Very sad

Sarah
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Oh, great. The carseat is in my husband's jeep, which is across town. Rolling Eyes we've got to stop doing that.

.the nurse who answered the phone said to come in if her eyeball looks irritated or if she has discharge. She said .alyvia would let me know if it was hurting her. So I guess it's okay?

I'm such a worrier. Laughing
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There is nothing wrong with worrying. Your a good mom and it shows
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like gen and tanya said it could be a blocked tear duct, try to put a warm (obviously not hot) compress on it, it helps open it up...if she'll let you that is

i get those all the time, ill wake up and one eye pretty much stays closed lol

~alicia~
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Idony wrote:
like gen and tanya said it could be a blocked tear duct, try to put a warm (obviously not hot) compress on it, it helps open it up...if she'll let you that is

~alicia~


but i want to scald my baby with a hot hot hot one, alicia.
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