Pink Eye and Swollen Tonsils
December 2, 2017 6:27am CST
Yesterday I brought Little Miss to see an ENT regarding her swollen tonsils. I was relieved to hear that the doctor doesn't think she will need surgery to remove the tonsils at this time. She also told me that having the croup for 6 weeks is normal and I don't have to worry about it unless she runs a fever. The tonsils are causing her to snore quite a bit and she said that too is normal. However, I don't have to worry about her stopping breathing, which I of course was doing. She said the brain kicks in and tells her lungs to breath. The doctor put her on a six-day step down of prednisone. She called the order into Walmart pharmacy. I stopped there on our way home and found they would have to order the medicine and it wouldn't be available until Monday. So I called around to our other pharmacies and they don't have it either. Long story short, we wait for the medicine. Hopefully the medicine will shrink her tonsils. I have to follow-up with her pediatrician and will do so after she finishes with the meds. The pink eye started to appear yesterday when we were at the ENT appointment. I noticed her eyes beginning to turn pink and they were running as well. Last night they became goopy and she is very sensitive to lights. I had medicine for her and tried to put it in her eye. After a 30 minute struggle, I gave up. I have to call the doctor's office this morning to get her a prescription for drops. The ointment is too difficult to administer. Hopefully she gets better with time. But when is the question. This has been a long haul.
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• United States
I am waiting for the doctor's office to call in a prescription for her. I do have an ointment that I used for her when she had it a few months ago. She won't let me put the ointment in her eye. I have asked for eye drops instead.
• United States
@ElusiveButterfly Oh yes, prednisone is what I took as a kid for kidney disease, and I have had to take it 3 more times, 6 months worth, over the years for kidney flare-ups. She'll be zoomin'! I was the experiment kid at age 5 for the pill form of prednisone at Children's Memorial Hospital. The other kids got the shots. I was the lucky one.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I am so sorry for Little Miss. Maybe the pharmacy didn't have the medicine because there are many sick people and the pharmacists had to fill other prescriptions before you brought them Little Miss' prescription? i hope she gets better and your pink eye gets better, too. I am glad she doesn't need surgery. don't forget to take care of yourself, too