Anyway, so between a speculum, about 3 nurses, a resident, my mom and I holding down Tripp, and my mother-in-law trying to console me so I didn't absolutely LOSE it, and TWO attempts... we finally got the contact in. It looked a little bit better almost immediately but then later on it started looking bad again. He is sleeping now after his Tylenol with Codeine and his Atarax (like Benadryl). So I am anxious to see if it really was an abrasion and if this contact will work as well as the one. I'll let you know. And then we went to Wal-Mart and bought him about 4 more toys because we all felt so bad that he had such a crappy day. He doesn't have EVERY toy in the world yet, but he's getting verrrrry close. Seriously.
I think he got the abrasion being outside yesterday. That's kind of when I noticed his eye starting to get red and then all of a sudden he wouldn't open it yesterday. I loaded him up with drops and it looked better. But then he had a HORRIBLE night and I was praying it wasn't his eye... and sure enough, when he got up this morning, he wouldn't open it. He just cannot catch a break. He seriously needs a glass room outside that is air conditioned so that he can be outside and enjoy it. He LOVES it outside, but I can't really bring him a lot because of the heat and the wind and the pollen and etc etc etc.... it stinks. I am NOT looking forward to sitting in the house all summer and I'm sure Tripp isn't either.
But, to top of the day, we get home and realize that our air condition unit is frozen up. We run that sucker ALL day, every day... and we knew the day was coming we we would freeze it up. But what else can we do? If it's 65 in the house, Tripp is sweating. I walk around in my fuzzy robe all day to stay warm. We are in TROUBLE come summer. With our house above the ground, the AC unit just can't keep up. So we are going to let it rest for the rest of the evening and try it back on before we go to bed. Hopefully it will be okay.
On a brighter note, I have had a very special friend named Jenifer (that I've never met!!) that has been working on re-doing my blog for me. I am SUPER excited. I have been wanting to change it up for a while and she offered to help me. SO sweet, right?? Well, I'm not sure when it will be finished, but I am really looking forward to sharing it with you guys!
So please shoot a few extra prayers Tripp's way (again!) Like I said, the poor angel can't catch a break. And it is KILLING me to watch him in pain. I think that is the hardest part to explain to people that don't get to see the pain that this poor child endures... from a piece of gauze getting stuck on a sore to his whole eye sloughing off... it's really really hard to watch. But I also witness a MIRACLE every time this child smiles. I really don't know how he is such a good baby. And I really can't explain to you HOW good of a baby he really is. I am SO blessed to have him. And so so thankful he is mine.