Well after putting one eye drop in each eye four times a day and not too much improvement I was starting to wonder if the eye drops were even worth it. It was time to take Keifer in for his 2 month appointment so we brought up the eye issue again with the doctor. She said if the eye drops didn't work then the next step was to wait and see if they unclogged on their own or take a rod and stick it down in his eye to break loose the "clog." Well all I could tell you was that was a big negative from the moment those words touched her lips. So we decided we went wait and let his little body clear it up on it's own like God intended it to. After another 3 weeks or so his right eye had completely cleared up and the left one had gotten to the point where it just watered like a tear and no more color in the drainage and it didn't do it all the time. So I assumed the left one would be clearing up on it's own soon like the right. Was I wrong! At 3 months his eye was still watering and starting to get red all around his eye, swollen, and hot like it had a fever. That's when I started to get a little worried and realized we have to do something. I knew the pediatrician's next step and that was not even an option for me so I tried some natural approaches.
I met with a friend, Stephanie, who is a nutritionist and has helped during my pregnancy. One thing she told me to do was eat 3 cloves of garlic a day. I wasn't super excited about that cause I knew I would stink and NO ONE would want to be around me if I ate that much garlic. However, if it would have helped him I would have done it without a second guess. Luckily she told me that maybe that wasn't that good of an idea because it could change the flavor of my breast milk and he might not take it. Phew... I got lucky on that one. Her next idea was to spray colloidal silver on his eye. (a liquid germicide that kills viruses and bacterias and many other uses) I was suppose to meet her the next day to get the colloidal silver and she was going to make some phone calls to see if she could find out any other options. So I loaded him up to go see her. (It just so happened that it was the day he turned 4 months) Stephanie gave me the colloidal silver and also told me to steep 3 bags of chamomile tea into 8 ounces of water and absorb the tea with a washrag and do heat compresses on his eye three times a day and then one spray of the colloidal silver after. She told me to do this for one week and if it wasn't better we would look into some other options. I was hopeful but didn't want to get my hopes up. After all we had been dealing with this for 4 months and multiple other things have failed me.
So step one: Steeping the tea
Keifer just patiently waits while I put the rag on his eye. He doesn't try to fight me, he is such a sweet baby!
I had to go buy chamomile tea so I didn't get to start this process until Saturday. By Sunday his eye looked so good and didn't water once. I wanted to make sure that this wasn't one that temporally took it away and brought it back so we continued. We only have two days left of this and his eye has never watered or turned red once since Saturday. I'm so happy we found something that worked and so thankful for friends with wonderful knowledge to keep our little boy healthy in a natural way!
I'm proud to say at 4 months and 1 week my little boy has two good eyes. : )