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Toddler eye swollen taken to ER

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  • Posted By: ArsenicRed
  • June 12, 2010
  • 04:17 PM

This is more of a vent than anything.

yesterday my son complained to his care giver that he had something in his eye, she checked and saw nothing. with in half an hour later, his eye was completely swollen and she rushed him to the closest walk in clinic... while in the waiting room his eye continued to get worse, not only was the eye lid around his eye swollen but she said that his eye ball itself was red and swollen and almost looked like a bubble or bump was on it... she said it started to look like his cornea was going to detach.

at this point someone at the walk in clinic told her to rush him to ER as he looked like he had punctured his eye somehow... (this is when i was called to meet them at the ER)

so we go over. over the next couple hours the swelling goes down, his eye lid is still swollen but his eye itself is looking a lot better and progressively looking more "normal"...

he was happy, not complaining of pain, occasionally may reach to rub his eye but that's about it.

so we go into see the doctor at the hospital and she says there's no damage to his actual eye ball... what may have happened is something irritated is eye. something he's allergic too, maybe a bug bite/sting. he may have gotten something on his hand and rubbed his eye.

I am SOOO angry that the people at the walk in clinic (maybe just the receptionist? so not even anyone medically trained) said that it looked like he PUNCTURED his light... I was terrified... today my son is pretty much back to normal. a little swelling on the lower eyelid but generally back to normal.

i noticed a rash behind his ear on the same side as the swollen eye. so this makes me think it was an allergic reaction of some sort.

I'm glad they advised the caregiver to take him to the hospital, but i'm not glad that they made it seem as terrible as a punctured eye.

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  • Thanks for your advice, i will better take care of his eyes. I know eyes are very important to the life. so we should have to take care of eyes.
    gooolist 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I take good care of my eyes. I wash my eyes with cold and also clean water at least five to six times. I wish that All the people will have wash their eyes with the cold water. I am sure that It should be very helpful.
    nevillemartin11 4 Replies Flag this Response
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