From Bad to Ugly

Morning
(The bandaid is just for comfort)
Noon
And Night

Today I took Hyrum to urgent care. We waited for over an hour in the tiny room with the crinkly paper for the doctor to examine Hyrum. We lost it. We went through all the treats in the diaper bag, told stories about the artwork in the room, changed diapers, and we even played Hide and Seek. I finally just opened the door, and we went back to the waiting room and played with the toys. We brought some books back and read them and still waited. The receptionist could tell I was on the verge; she brought us fruit snacks and a juice box 55 minutes into our sentence. I was just about to go home when the doctor finally came in. Needless to say, Hyrum had little patience for the exam. And I had even less. It's hard work keeping a two year old from entering "Melt Down Phase" when all roads are spiraling in that direction, especially with a tired baby on your hip.

It's a good thing we went because not only does he have an eye infection, he has a sinus infection. The doctor said his throat looks very sore and that he has a the beginnings of an ear infection also. Poor kid. We tried everything to encourage him to take his medicine willfully. But now there was no stopping it, we entered "Melt Down Phase" in it's entirety. In the end, we held him down and forced him to take it. "Take it" being used loosely, referring to what he may have swallowed while he was trying to spew it back in our faces. Twice a day for 10 days...and eye drops every 6 hours.

Can anyone identify which Disney cartoon this character comes from? His name is Pink Eye Pete. I remembered him, and thought he was from Recess, but I was wrong.





11 comments:

Jen~e said...

Poor guy & poor mom! i really hate how long it takes to see the dr, especially at an instacare.

i my first thought was Recess too. humm...

Love your family pics!

Andrew and Melissa said...

No fun at all, I hope he gets better soon. Good luck with getting him to take his medicine.

The Pooles said...

That doesn't sound like any fun. Isaiah recently went through some of his own problems with illnesses. I liked the idea of the bandaid for comfort.

I did a search on Google and it looks like Pink-Eyed pete is a character on "Pepper Ann".

Matt & Amie said...

Poor boy! His eye looks so sore! I HATE waiting for the doctor...especially when it is for your children! Hope he gets better soon!

Jobi Niu said...

Oh my goodness! Poor guy! I hear ya on the 2 year old.. no patience and me even worse. UGH Annoying waiting. I'm sorry!

The Brown's said...

I am so stinkin sorry! I have a medicine hater also. We have to threaten to take her back to the Dr. for a shot if she dosen't take her meds. Mean I know but we we're desperate!

Hatch Family said...

i can not tell you how bad we do not like dr. offices. we spend a lot of time there. those small rooms cause mothers to go crazy!!!

i'm glad he is doing better though....

lora

Gourley Fam said...

What a small world! A friend of mine has a friend we went to high school with who has your blog posted! Your family is darling!

Ryan, Penny, and Madilyn said...

Isn't the boy from PepperAnn? That is too bad. I hated when Madilyn had all her ear infections. Finally at nine months old we got tubes put in.

The Hatch Family said...

Yes, it is Pepper Ann. I'm a little embarassed to say that I must have watched that cartoon enough to remember the character!

Myka said...

This dude pink-eye pete is from the saturday morning cartoon, "Pepper-ann" surprised you didn't know that! haha

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