Wednesday, October 24, 2012

That darn pinkeye!

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Ahhh, the magical time that is fall/winter at daycare. The time where all the snot-nosed little boogers pass around colds, coughs, respiratory gunk and pinkeye. 'Tis truly a special time for all.

Yeah, right!!! It's the worst! Little C has been healthy for a good chunk of time now and we are hoping to keep it that way. He does have a little head cold but that hardly counts as sick in my book. But last night we noticed the eye boogers collecting like crazy into the corners of his beautiful brown eyes and this morning he woke up with crust and crud all over his face! (Hope you're not eating breakfast)

I think I've already shared my feelings on pinkeye in, this post. If our little man is going to get sick with something, the easiest and less complicated thing for him to get is pinkeye. It is easy to detect, diagnose, and treat. It is practically over before it starts! After everything we've been through lately, I'll take pinkeye any day. I'll be adding that statement to the "things I never thought I'd hear myself say until becoming a parent" file.

Along with that darn pinkeye comes the banishment from daycare. It is super contagious, especially when it comes to snot-nosed little boogers, and he must stay away until he's had the eye drops for 24 hours. So this morning Hubs and I played my least favorite game and he was the lucky winner that has to "take one for the team" and stay home with C and get him to the doc to get the script for the dang drops.

Pinkeye may be the 'stink eye' but it could always be worse!

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! Poor C. I hope he coped well because having pink eye can be emotionally stressful for little children. Other kids would stay as far from the patient as possible, since the infection is highly contagious.

    Wayne Owens @ (Jacobs, M.D.)