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WWYD? Mommy to Boys! 4 kids; Ohio 6057 posts
21st Feb '13

Going to try to make this short as possible..



3 weeks ago my son got sand in his eyes during preschool (Sensory Sand Table). When I got home from work that night his eye was red, swollen and he could harly open it. He was crying that it hurt so I took him into the ER. They numbed, washed them, gave him antibiotics. He has seen 2 eye Drs since for the same thing. Well he is still unable to open it. He walks around all day covering it with one had. I just was able to get him to wear an eye patch today but its SUPER RED and very moist and seepy today. He has been on 3 drops for 2 1/2 weeks now. I called the Eye Dr today and told them what was going on with no response. I have talked to her almost every other day and she says it takes time, she wouldnt be concerned. The other dr did a dye test and there is no cornea abrasion but a ton of irritation under the upper lid as well and a blood spot.



I am at a lost of what to do. I am scared that this is going to effect his vision or of infection.



So I need some WWYD opinions.

C'sMom! 1 child; Minnesota 1263 posts
21st Feb '13

Has he seen an opthamologist? Or just an ER doctor?

Mommy to Boys! 4 kids; Ohio 6057 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Chloe's mommy*:" Has he seen an opthamologist? Or just an ER doctor?"


He has been to 2 differemt Opthamologists.

JustDucky 2 kids; Connecticut 1118 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chloe's mommy*:</b>" Has he seen an opthamologist? Or just an ER doctor?"</blockquote>




He has seen two eye drs since the ER

C'sMom! 1 child; Minnesota 1263 posts
21st Feb '13

Not optometrists? I had to bring my daughter to an opthomologist for what turned out to be a piece of metal in her eye

Mommy to Boys! 4 kids; Ohio 6057 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting JustDucky:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chloe's mommy*:</b>" Has he seen an opthamologist? Or just an ER doctor?"</blockquote> He has seen two eye drs since the ER"


Yes he went to the ER the first night and got them cleaned and started the antibiotic drops. He has seen 2 opthamologists since the ER. One is our regular one which she couldnt do much to get a look. The other is a more advanced practice that she and the ER dr referred me too.

C'sMom! 1 child; Minnesota 1263 posts
21st Feb '13

I'm not trying to be difficult here and not misunderstand. There are two types of eye doctors. Optometrists and opthomologists. I was trying to figure out which one she had brought her child to see

C'sMom! 1 child; Minnesota 1263 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Mommy to Boys!:" Yes he went to the ER the first night and got them cleaned and started the antibiotic drops. He has ... [snip!] ... one which she couldnt do much to get a look. The other is a more advanced practice that she and the ER dr referred me too."


Ok, I would bring in for another check. It sounds like it's not getting better

Mommy to Boys! 4 kids; Ohio 6057 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Chloe's mommy*:" Ok, I would bring in for another check. It sounds like it's not getting better"


Its not getting better. And I keep getting the run around. I dont know what to do and I hate seeing him like this.

Mommy to Boys! 4 kids; Ohio 6057 posts
22nd Feb '13

I finally a referral for a pediatric surgeon today the Dayton hospital. brought him in today and he surgery Monday morning :(

Lilia's Mama (TTC#2) TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Florida 3592 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Mommy to Boys!:" I finally a referral for a pediatric surgeon today the Dayton hospital. brought him in today and he surgery Monday morning :("


Good mommy for following up. Good luck and better to fix the problem then let it go. You did the right thing. It'll be okay mama. Keep us updated.