usually it's a yeast diaper rash (which, hi- she currently has. however instead of dragging her in i called & demanded they just refill her rx ointment. they hemmed & hawed & told me to just slap some athlete's foot cream on it (don't you think i've tried that already?) but they finally put it through. & what do you know? 24 hours later it looks 95% better. i win.)
but this morning we found ourselves at the pedi because brynn looks like she's gone a round or 2 with Mike Tyson.
she woke up yesterday & her eye looked slightly red & swollen. but i figured she'd scratched it or bumped it & that she was good. i sent her to my mother's who said it looked fine for most of the day- but when she got up from her nap it was all puffy again.
so last night i gave her some benadryl to see if that made a diff. nada. so i put her to bed & figured we'd see what morning would bring.
well this morning it was a bit more red & swollen- but she can still clearly open her eye & there isn't a fever, discharge or pain.
but still- she looks like Quasimodo & googling "toddler has a swolled eye" kicked my hypochondriasis into overdrive so i left work & brought her in.
the pedi dx'd her with the begining of a stye (thought she said she couldn't be certain) & told me to attack brynn with warm compresses. she also prescribed an antibiotic eye drop.
so i dropped back off at my mother in law's & came back to work to google.
i'm not sure if i agree with the stye dx because i can't really locate a problem area. she's just kind of swollen all over her upper lid- you know? but i'm not seeing a bump. but then the other option is Periorbital Cellulitis which frankly sounds terrible (though not as terrible as orbital cellulitis).
so huh. like i said, she has no fever or goopy eye crap & her eye itself isn't red (ie: pink eye) so i guess i'll have to wait & see.
regardless, she was in good spirits & spent 15 minutes happily putting her shoes on & then taking them off. she's incredibly good at it so i think there is a possibility that she's a genius.
now i just need to figure out how i'm going to hold down a thrashing 1 year old in order to douse her eyes with eyedrops....