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    Giving eye-drops to an infant…

    Giving eye-drops to an infant is the equivalent of pinning the tail on the donkey… if you were drunk and the donkey was just stung by a bee. Or at least I imagine it is.

    At this point I have administered eye drops to S2’s forehead, cheek, eye-lid and nose-ridge.

    There had better be more than the exact dose of eye-drops in this little container ‘cuz my successful administration ratio (to not) isn’t looking too good. Otherwise it would suck to know that I’m paying $2.08 per drop. Arg!

    6 responses to “Giving eye-drops to an infant…”

    1. Rebecca says:

      LOL =)

      I used breast milk to get rid of pink eye, but it’s probably even more ridiculous chasing the poor childs eye around with your boob and spraying milk everywhere but the eye.

      It’s really a 2 person job. One person to distract and the other to sneak the drop into the corner of their eye. Maybe G could help with the distractions until S is back? Good luck Mama =) Hang in there. It’s really a good thing that you have a great sense of humor and can laugh at these situations… 😉

      • avalikelava says:

        Rebecca,
        Good news is that S is now home! Stress levels have immediately gone down.

        We tried doing the eye drops together yesterday, but it really wasn’t any better.

        Funny about the boob spraying though. I’m not endowed enough to be able to have any sort of directional aim, so if I were to try breast-milk I’d try to pump first. And I gotta tell you, after the cost of these drops, I WILL be trying breast-milk next time anyone gets pink-eye. We’re fortunate to have insurance coverage, which DID cover a portion of the med, but $50 is still a ridiculous amount to pay.

    2. Ariel says:

      50 for eye drops! Oh my goodness! Ours is only a 10 dollar copay.

      I found that breast milk took a much longer time to work and had a higher re-occurance rate. The drops were so much better for us, even if like you we had a really hard time administering them. A tip I was once givin was to do it while the child is asleep. It didn’t work for us but it might be worth a try.

    3. Kelly says:

      When I had to do eyedrops for the girls I found that if I put them in the corner of their eye while their eyes were closed, when they opened their eyes the drops dripped right in. It was easier than trying to hold their eyes open.
      good luck!

    4. Becky says:

      LOL @ Giving eye-drops to an infant is the equivalent of pinning the tail on the donkey… if you were drunk and the donkey was just stung by a bee. Or at least I imagine it is.

      That was the funnest thing I have read today!!!! Sorry you are having trouble giving him the eye drops.

    5. Melissa says:

      I’m surprised they gave you drops? Our dr prescribed an ointment that I’d spread on the eyelid when sleeping.

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