My Eye Exploded

Alright, not exactly, but it felt like it did. Last night I was lowering Nathan’s crib and something apparently got in my eye that set off an allergic reaction. It was not pretty. The white part of my eye swelled up and around the colored part until the colored part looked like it was a bowling ball sitting on a fluffy pillow. It was crazy.

Today I went to the doctor and got a shot. I couldn’t believe it. I haven’t had a shot in longer than I can remember. I am a grown man and when the doctor said shot I almost ran out of the room. I think it was the whole getting a shot in the butt thing that was worse than the shot itself. I am not a big fan of dropping my pants in public places.

After that I went to pick up some drops from the pharmacy. I almost fell over when she told me they were 80 bucks. My eye now feels better, but I’m not sure that it feels $80 better.

All of this is to say that now that I have a son I am terrified of getting something infectious. Normally I would have let this whole eye thing run its course, but I was so afraid of pink eye or something worse that I might give to Nathan. Now that I have experienced a sick baby I have become a germ warrior.

Speaking of Nathan. Meredith and I started sleep training in force tonight. We both are tired of going into his room every few hours and patting on his back and putting his pacifier back in his mouth. So tonight I made the rule that we couldn’t get him out of his crib unless it was on fire or in eminent danger of being on fire. He had 2 or 3 little crying fits, but I am impressed with Meredith’s resolve. We checked on him and then let him cry. If you want a detailed account you can email Meredith. She actually can tell you how many minutes (possibly seconds) he cried each time. Now I only hope it lasts through the night.  

One thought on “My Eye Exploded

  • December 12, 2006 at 4:15 PM

    Welcome to the world of "Germaphobia". Maybe now you will do something about sticking your cooked steak back into its blood.


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