David’s horrible case of pink eye

David has now done three courses of different eye antibiotics (Vigamox, Tobramycin and Moxeza),

and it just won’t go away.

Each one has started to help, and then it stops working.

This last time, David’s pediatrician wanted him to stop the eye drops completely, to see if the lingering redness was being caused by the eye drop itself. (Which makes sense.)

Especially considering that after getting a Moxeza drop, his eyes would go bright red, like they were irritated, with dried puss on the side, and then a couple of hours later go whiter.

But unfortunately, 24 hours after stopping the eye drops, his eye looked immensely worse…

I’m getting a scared. She’s sending him to see an eye specialist, but how helpful she will be depends on how much they understand fighting infections with compromised immunity.

If David hadn’t had any response to the eye drops at all, then I would think the infection was viral or that it wasn’t an infection at all. But because his eyes do clear up and get better, then go red again, points me in the direction of infection.

Maybe he needs a stronger oral antibiotic too?

David has got to get on Ivig…

About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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