Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pink Eye :(

Well, seems like you can get pink eye from out of nowhere! It all started yesterday afternoon. Gabi was in her swing & when we went to get her out there was the yellowish-green gook (for lack of a better word) that was oozing out. I can't remember exactly what it was like when I had gotten pink eye so here I was freaking out b/c she had this crap coming out of both eyes, was fussy & would start crying anytime we walked under a light. I was sure she was going to lose her eye sight! I called our ped's office & was able to get in to the after hours office at 8:20pm. Thank God for TX Children's Pediatrics!

It didn't take Dr. Worrall (who happens to be a friend of my inlaws) a second to say "pink eye" & what a bad case. I swear, her eyes were fine an hour before it all started happening! I can't believe how fast it happens. Gabi seems to be the one that gets everything. It's ok though, we got to weigh her again. She is 11lb 14oz & very healthy. No issues w/ her ears which normally happens when a baby gets pink eye. I asked about how to keep the other 2 from getting it & he said to wash our hands all the time. Off I went to the 24 hr pharmacy to get the medicine.

Wouldn't you know that we wouldn't get away w/ just 1 baby getting it, right? Minutes after waking Ian up for his 8am bottle, the yellow-green gook comes oozing out of his left eye. I called the ped's office again (they are also open weekends). I was hoping they would just call in the drops BUT NOOOOOO...b/c he is only 14w 5d old, he had to be seen so off I went AGAIN to Dr. Worrall (not that it is bad to see him b/c he is a FANTASTIC dr). He walked in the room & did a double take. Then he said he would just write out a script for both Ian & Sofi (in case she also got it we wouldn't have to go back). The good thing about going to the ped's is that the babies get weighed. I have been dying to know how much my little Ianchito weighed for quite some time since he seems quite a bit bigger than what he was. Low & behold he is only 2oz less than Gabi (she was bigger than Ian by almost a whole pound the last time). He weighs in at 11lb 12oz. Not too shabby!

I also got the "unofficial pumping award" as he couldn't believe that the babies are only getting 1 formula bottle a day a piece. Honestly, I am still in awe that I am pumping about 70oz a day. He said he has only met 1 other lady that pumped this long & it was for twins. My goal is to get us to 6 mths. I just rented the pump for another 3 mths so I better not give up before then!

Next week is a big week. I have my local M.O.M. (Moms Of Multiples) meeting on Thursday & then I am giving a presentation to the Marvelous Multiples class at Women's Hospital. I'm really excited about it as I took it when we were expecting. We had a mother of twins come in but I think they really need to see it from a mom of triplets' perspective. I have already planned on making a list of must haves & tips. I'll have to post about it when I get back.

Well, I'm going to finish pumping (my last session for the day until 2:30am) & go to bed. Nighty night!

5 comments:

Sarrah3 said...

Astrid,
Just popping in from JM, I always read your blog! Anyhow, I just wanted to tell you how much I think you rock for breastfeeding and pumping for three babies this long! A total inspiration to others! Hope your little ones eyes feel better soon and you are well!
Sarrah

Brittanie said...

Oh, honey, that sucks that both Gabi and Ian have it, and I really hope that it clears up quickly (and that Sofi doesn't get it!)


Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hey Astrid!
(I too am a loyal follower of your blog!)
I wanted to say that if you put a little breast milk in their eyes it too helps with the pink eye (my mom would do that with us when we were babies!) just a drop or two. Sounds gross but works!!
I too can not believe you have pumped so many bottles for soooo long!! you really are super mom of the year!!
Sarah ( ~*~SARAH~*~ from JM)

Shannon said...

70 oz a day! Whoa! I am trying to visualize it and picturing that it is almost two 40 oz. :o)

I hope the kiddos get over the pink eye quickly.

Surviving Triplets said...

LMAO! Yep, 2 40's is pretty much what I pump. That is funny!