Thursday, April 24, 2008
Baby Bug is better...sort of.
Sorry I've left many of you hanging as to how Baby Bug is doing. She's doing better...sort of.
She's gotten past her fevers and diarrhea, thank goodness, but she's not back to drinking or eating at the level she was before she got sick.
Unfortunately, just as she's beginning to recover from the G.I. virus she had, yesterday we learned that she has pink eye of all things! Poor little baby! Where she got that from I don't know but she's got it. Our pediatrician wrote a prescription which was started late afternoon yesterday.
I have no experience with pink eye. I've never had it and neither has Oronzo or Snuggle Bug. We've been told that Baby Bug is highly contagious until at least 48 hours after she started he prescription medicine. We've been advised to keep her eye cleaned of the goop using wet cotton balls, to wash our hands constantly while tending to her, and to keep Snuggle Bug and Boo away from her face as much as possible. Oh, and the kids are not to share wash clothes or bedding. So far, Snuggle Bug and Boo appear to be unaffected but we're not out of the woods yet.
Throughout Baby Bug's initial illness, Oronzo and I made the decision to bypass the CPS worker, who isn't quick enough in her responses at times, and to call Baby Bug's parents directly to provide updates on how she's doing. They were worried about her and deserved to know how she was doing. I called them using my cell phone and kept them updated on her progress yesterday. I encouraged them to call me if they wanted any further updates.
So, we've given up some of our privacy by giving them one of our numbers but we felt that was the right thing to do, given the circumstances. It was just too complicated trying to use CPS as the middle man (or woman in this case). Now they have my cell phone and we have their cell phone, an even trade.
So, how long does pink eye last?