Pink Eye

No, not either one of the kids- me. I woke up this morning with it. Can you believe that somehow a grown woman has pink eye but both of her kids are fine? Well, they’re fine for now, anyway. I’ve been running around washing my hands like I have OCD and using Lysol on door knobs, etc. but I’m well aware there’s a 90% my kids will get it anyway. Ok, it’s not documented there’s a 90% chance, that’s just how it feels because it seems like no matter what pink eye spreads to everyone.

When Ava was a baby (maybe 12-18 months), she got pink eye. I did all the hand washing etc. and I still got pink eye in both eyes. Then Ashley got it in both eyes, too. I remember we were supposed to work in the nursery at church that Sunday and I had to call and tell them that, although our infant daughter was now fine, both of her parents were blind for all intents and purposes. Sadly, I was actually thankful for the pink eye because I hated working in the nursery. Yes, I hate nursery working that much.

Anyway, back to the present..It’s not that bad today and my eye doesn’t really itch at all. It just feels like I have something stuck under my contact. Except I’m not wearing my contacts of course. My eye is really red on the outer corner but hardly red at all on the inside. I don’t know whether it will get worse before or gets better, but I put some ointment in it this morning to try to get it outta’ here.

I’ll let you know if (when) the kids get it. For now, I’m off to wash my pillow cases!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 1beautifulmess
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 23:58:44

    The same thing happened to me last year! I took Khai to the Dr. and 2 days later I had pink eye. I guess I got it from the dr.’s office. I put a tbsp of bleach in a spray bottle full of water and just about everywhere I went in the house I sprayed. No one else got the pink eye…and do you know I got out of nursery duty too! But the bad thing was we had to delay baby dedication for Khai (could you imagine pink eye pictures!?!).

    Good luck!


  2. sarah
    Jan 27, 2010 @ 12:59:43

    you poor thing!!!!!!! I hope it clears up soon. Or, just in time for the kids to get it. 🙂

    I kid. I mean, I hope yours clears up….. I don’t want the kids to get it though.


  3. Elaine
    Jan 27, 2010 @ 14:57:02

    When somebody gets pink eye in our family, I just get enough eye drops for everyone and starting giving them to everybody to keep it from spreading. It is so nice that my husband’s employer has a Dr. on site. He just gets the scrips there so we don’t have to take a trip to the pediatrician (at least, at his former job — nobody has gotten pink eye since we’ve moved to the new place, so who knows if that Dr. will be as helpful?) Anyway, good luck with it!
    Oh, also, I don’t know if you are handing out the password, but I can’t find yours (I’ve been losing everybody’s!), so if you are . . .


  4. asmalltowndad
    Jan 27, 2010 @ 17:24:31

    From what I understand, pink eye comes from winking at hot navy guys to much! LOL
    Jane got pink eye in both eyes the morning we left for spring break last year, with luck she was able to get a eye drop and it was gone in about two days. So I hope you get better soon and stop winking at the boys!


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