How have I been a mother for 11 years and have not yet dealt with this?
Poor Shea. Conjunctivitis or Pink eye. Gross and very contagious.
He got sent home from school by the nurse yesterday so I took him directly to the Boo-boo house (our doctor has her office in an old house) and this is his name for her office.
Sure enough. It is what it is.
So she proscribed this ointment. Ointment? To be put directly on his eyeball. Sure. Easily talked about not easily done.
Who in there right mind is going to keep their eye open as a big old finger is poking at it. I mean its reflex, right?
And, the eye looks worse today so I called to twit with the nurse.
She suggests to pull down the lower lid and don't even use your finger but sploodge the goo directly onto his lower lid.
Ah ha! Somehow that sound easier.
Wish us luck!
6 months ago