April 15, 2010


We are contagious.  Pink eye and impetigo. 

Cameron has been to the doctor for pink eye.  (some complaining:  It took two and a half hours from the time I left home, saw the doctor, and picked up the prescription.  I knew he had pink eye.  I know how to treat it.  Why can't I just buy some eye drops?!?)  So pink eye is very contagious and I got it too, and used Cameron's drops.  Then Andy woke up with a little bit of goop in his eye.  I wasn't taking any chances so I put drops in his eye.  But I had to take him down to do it.  Great wrestling moves I have, even though he is 8 now and weighs more than 50 pounds.  After the take down, I sat on his chest pinning his arms down between my legs (more like kneeling over his chest--not crushing him or anything) and put a drop in his eye.  If you haven't learned this move yet and you are a parent of children who resist taking medicine or eye-drops, you should because it is very useful.  I learned it with my oldest son.  Anyway, so far no one else in the house has gotten it.  Cameron can go back to preschool and church and playing with friends in a day or so as his eyes are pretty clear now.

Janessa had what I thought was a cold sore on the side of her mouth.  But it never really went away and then flaired up again.  So my mom and I think it is impetigo, which is an infection of the skin.  However, it isn't spreading and she only has the one sore so I am not positive.  Impetigo is contagious too, but she as she is not a baby putting toys in her mouth, it is okay to send her to school.  I am treating it with antiboitic cream.  If it doesn't get better soon, I will make another trip to the doctor.

1 comment:

Krystal said...

I know the feeling! Why, oh, why does the doctor have to SEE pink eye EVERYTIME??? When your kid has had it before, you know what it is and how to take care of it. Call in the drops and make life easier...ya know?!

Hope you are get well soon!