Friday, October 31, 2008

I got what I deserved I guess.

So I'm really clueless at this Mom thing sometimes. I know Quincy is going through a Daddy phase. He has fun with Daddy because Daddy plays with him and puts him on his shoulders and stuff. And he has been crying for him almost every night that he has not been here for the past two weeks.

Naturally, I thought that last night's ill mood and overdramatic reactions were because he missed Daddy. I mean, he said that he missed Daddy. He also cried at the drop of a hat and his cheeks looked a little flushed. That did not register with me at all. He slept an exceptionally long time last night. That also meant nothing to me apparently. The fact that he was napping when I got home around 4 o'clock this afternoon worried me and rightly so, because my child never naps...unless he's sick.

Yes, that's right. He's sick. He had a slight fever this afternoon. That's not the worst of it though. His eyes were swollen and oozing yellow goop when I got home. They were so goopy he couldn't open them. There was dried goop all over his face. Daddy thought his eyes looked a little weird before he went to sleep because he was tired. I took one look at him and said, "Pinkeye." We took him to the doctor and it's pinkeye, which he has never had before and which requires drops four times a day. Have you ever tried to put drops in a three year old's eye? It's kind of hard to do. I've been bribing him with Halloween candy! :)

4 comments:

Bragger said...

I don't think there's anything worse than a sick baby. I hope the drops work quickly. Give him a hug from me, this person he has no clue exists in the world. :)

Sammanthia said...

Oh, MAN! That sucks, I have a hard enough time giving Rye Tylenol. I hope he feels better soon!

Just B said...

There have been so many times that I guiltily looked back at my impatience with who turned out to be a sick little girl. And drops four times a day? Who invented these cures?!! Obviously not a mom!

susan said...

Bragger--The drops worked quick and then started irritating his eyes after a few days, but we have it evened out now and he seems better finally.:)

Sammanthia---Yeah, eye drops and a three year old really don't mix. It's been a messy week!

Just B--Well, now we're doing them three times a day, which is still a lot to remember. Luckily, my husband has gotten good with them.:)