Friday, January 9, 2009

Pink Eye

Pink eye has raged through my family. Bri had a sleepover last week and the next morning I heard her friend say that she thought she had it. Great! Well, Bri got it. I took advantage of her having it to show Will that Bri would lie down quietly and let me put drops in her eye. Will was distressed for Brianne and cry a little in solidarity. But he watched it a few times and except for trying to eat the eye drops, because he felt it should go in the mouth rather than the eyes, he seemed to become a little desensitized to the process.

Next Lizzy got it. Then yesterday I got a call from Will’s school. When I got there I looked in his eyes. They weren’t pink but there was a tiny bit of goop in the corner of one. I had actually considered bring the eye drops to school and asking the nurse, a man, to help me hold him down. But I didn’t.

I brought Will home and asked my husband to help hold him down. We approach things differently. I wanted him to just lay down on Will while I pried his eyes open and doused him in eye drop solution. My husband’s approach is different. He wanted to Will to be ok with someone holding his eye open and approaching it with a giant finger. So, he played a fun wrestling game with Will. But Will knew I was there with the eye drops and kept a wary eye on me the whole time. Finally, we just sat on him and I think I got eye drops in both eyes but by that time his eye was red and blood shot from fear!


Eileen said...

Ohhh! I'm so sorry! I hate pink eye.

Life as the mother of 4 said...

Thanks, I'm trying to wash towels, pillowcases, hands, etc. daily but I fear I'll be next!

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