January 24, 2010

Mommy Instinct

I am a mom. Therefore I have a 6th sense when it comes to my kids.

I took Ben to the dr on Thursday and he was diagnosed with pink eye in his right eye. He was given drops and we were on our way home, happy. Fast Forward to Saturday morning when Ben woke up and he had goup plastered to the left side of his face, his eye was swollen almost shut and he had a HUGE black and blue mark on his eye lid.

I called the dr and made an appt to be seen. They again diagnosed pink eye in his other eye, prescribed some more extra strength eye drops, and an antibiotic.

But I have been thinking..

Pink Eye doesn't cause a black eye. Yes it may cause the swollen issue and the goup issue, but black and blue?? So I sat and started thinking some more. And then I remembered that Friday late, late night Ben woke up screaming...Not just crying, shaking and screaming like he had, had a bad dream. I ran into his room and picked him up and cuddled him...5 minutes later he was calm enough to ask to go back in his bed. (pointing and grunting really) I laid him back down and went back to sleep, not thinking about it again..But what if Ben woke up and was standing in his bed, still sleeping and fell on the bar of the crib..He could have done that which might have caused the black eye.

His pink eye is already almost gone..Maybe just a little goup after naps and in the morning..Its still swollen and certainly still black and blue..Just check out these tough shots my baby gave after his bath today.

Don't you just love his faces?

Now, thats a black eye isn't it? His eyes are no longer red inside and this is still here. What do you think?


  1. I am no mom but I have had to deal with pink eye a time or two from my daycare working days. Hate it when I catch it cuz I can't wear my contacts!! ha! But I wondered about the black and blue too...never heard of that before with pink eye. I think you are probably onto something...mom's know best!

  2. I have 4 kids and we've only had pink eye a couple of times but when I saw the black eye I instantly thought ouch-poor guy must have hit his eye. Just another Mom's 6th sense.
    Thanks for following, I came over to follow you as well. I look forward to getting to know you.


  3. you could be right - I've never heard of pink eyes turning black and blue!