Tear Duct Blockage


Ahh, the first medical issue of our son.

And by issue, I mean subtle annoyance for Liam.

Ladies...they call me Prince Charming. (There's nothing charming about the crap we find in his diapers)

After a quick read through of Baby 411 and a visit to the Baby Center, our suspicions were confirmed: blocked tear duct. Unlike the English keeper, Robert Green, was able to do to American Clint Dempsey’s shot last Saturday, this duct is blocked. A funny, gooey–then crusty–substance forms near the eye.

But a little warm cloth helps out and it doesn’t appear to sour Liam in the least. No need to consult Dr. Baas or Dr. Tyler at MarketPlace Vision…yet.

Our guy spent his first night in his own room yesterday. That’s right, a full six hours cribbin’. Feed, poop, change, swaddle, nuk and sleep. Knock on wood, all is progressing nicely.

Side Note: The little guy’s scalp still smells like holy oil from the baptism last Saturday.

Tomorrow Morning: Liam will see you early tomorrow morning at Union Park Lounge for US-Slovenia World Cup action.

Completely inappropriate, parental advisory, strong language…but downright hilarious video: Former MLB player Wally Backman is a minor league manager whose squad is the subject of a reality television show. Check out the footage of an encounter he has with an umpire. It is off the charts funny.

Congrats Katie and Mike: Our pals Katie and Mike welcomed the beautiful Stella into the world a few days ago. Katie, the head volleyball coach at UIC, can only be salivating over the birth of another future all-american.

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