Before we were released from the hospital, the nurses and doctor told us that if Aubri's eyes got gunky not to worry about it. They said that lots of babies have tear ducts that haven't full open up when they are born.
At first, her eyes weren't bad. Just the occasional eye bugger. When she was about 6 weeks old, they seemed to get worse everyday. And then they would be red and swollen from us always cleaning them.
I called the doctor and left a message. A nurse called back and basically told me that there was nothing they could do.
About two weeks later I called again. I was like, "Listen. My baby is too pretty to have red, swollen, goopy eyes." Again, they told me to deal with it.
Then she had an appointment to see the doctor almost 2 weeks ago. When we got there I told the nurse that something had to be done. Then before the doctor came in the room, I heard her mocking me and telling the doctor that something "had to be done."
The doctor said her eyes looked worse than normal and gave us some ointment to put in them. He said it might not work but was worth a shot. He was really nice about it and told her, "poor little thing" and stuff like that. About half an hour after I used it the first time, her eyes looked better.
Tuesday, she had to have her shots. She screamed like a maniac. I cried. But I told the nurse (different nurse) that the ointment fixed her eyes in half an hour. I told her I didn't think I should have had to beg for something. She was like, "blah blah, lots of babies have this problem."
In my opinion, nurses are hit or miss. There are some really good ones. And some really bad ones. The nurses at the hospital were great. Aubri's doctor is also my doctor and he is great. But his nurses, need some help.
I know that I couldn't do it. But good gawd, some people have the compassion of a rock and have no business doing nursing.
I don't think me saying any more to anyone is going to do any good. But I won't be telling either of the nurses to, "Have a good day" anytime soon. That'll show them.
We had family pictures done last weekend. I don't have them all back yet but here is a picture of Aubri's non-gunky eyes.