The best thing you can do for her tonight is to "goop up" her eye with a large amount of ointment. There are a number of brand names available, such as Refresh PM, lacrilube etc....they are all about the same so purchase the least expensive one :)
Since the tape is not a viable option anymore purchase an eye shield (looks like a pirate patch, many times made out of plastic with small holes in it) and put that over her eye using either the provided elastic band or an ace bandage.
This most effective treatment for this condition is surgical. Most ophthalmologists
can do this type of surgery and all oculoplastic surgeons offer this service.
Since she is bedridden I can understand that going to an eye doctor for outpatient surgery may be very difficult. Another option would be to sew her eyelid partially closed using a proline suture over rubber bolsters. This can be painlessly reversed if desired and has the benefit of being easy to do at her bedside.
Does this make sense to you?
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