Monday, May 18, 2009

Goopy Eyes

The first indication that something was wrong was yesterday morning when Maddox cried all the way to church. He usually loves going to church, but yesterday, he started asking us to take him back home as soon as we walked out our front door.

A nice, sympathetic mommy would have turned that car around and taken him home for a day of pampering and rest. I'm usually more of a "rub some dirt on it and get back in the game" kind of mom, so I ignored him. Oops.

This morning he woke up with green goopy eyes. Time for a doctor visit! As soon as the doctor walked in the exam room this afternoon, Maddox announced, "I have goopy eyes. I need medicine to make it all better." Turns out, Little Bear has pink eye in both eyes, a nasty fever, and an ear infection.

So he did get some medicine to make it all better. Three medicines, to be exact. And, as retribution for the fact that I ignored his pleas, I also made him a strawberry-banana milkshake and let him have his pacifier all day. I'm not sure if this is enough to get me back in the "good mom" column, but it's a start.


Marrs Family said...

total bummer.
i definitely don't envy the cleaning you're in for once the goop disappears. I feel your pain--the kids all had it a couple of months ago.
tell maddox we hope he feels better!

Momma said...

Jen, do NOT worry! You will have MANY more questionable mommy moments. How's that for a reassuring sister?

I hope that Mad starts feeling better soon. Love you all!!

The Doerr Four said...

Poor little guy. Hope he gets better soon.