For the last few day's conjunctivitis has been making its rounds through my children. First Bear had it. He woke up confused that he couldn't open his eye. I made the diagnosis. He refused to let me put any drops in his eyes, so he suffered through it for a few days and now its gone. Next to get it was Lyon. He woke up unable to open his eyes, just as Bear finally could. I didn't try to put drops in Lyon's eyes because after trying to put them in Bear's I noticed that they were expired so I threw them away. Lyon suffered through it for a few days and now its gone. Fenix was next on the conjunctivitis list, hers being the worst. Poor baby :( Fortunately I am breastfeeding her and breast milk just so happens to be a natural remedy for conjunctivitis. Having it worse than her brothers she is getting past it just fine. Through this whole very contagious conjunctivitis, I have been VERY careful so as not to get it myself. I've been washing my hands thousands of times a day, I've avoided touching my eyes, or letting my kids touch my face. And yet regardless of my attempts to keep it away from me, I woke up this morning with that gritty feeling in my eye. I've got conjunctivitis! =( My kids have survived it just fine, going about their business of learning and playing as normal. My problem is that I have poor eyesight and wear contacts to aid my vision. I have glasses, but they are currently broken. So with the conjunctivitis taking over my eyes there is no way I am going to attempt to put contacts in, OUCH! So I am walking around unfocused. Its not fun. I am not happy about it, and if it doesn't go away by tomorrow, I will miss out on some really fun activities that I planned to go to. I can't really drive around without vision, not to mention the fact that conjunctivitis is very contagious, so how can I risk exposing other people? Also, like I want people to see my eyes in this ugly condition.
Maybe if I sit down and have a really good cry about it my tears will help wash the inflammation away.
I must say though, that the circumstances are pretty funny, what are the chances that my glasses would be broken at the same time that I really really need them, lol! I've worn glasses for fifteen years and have only once had them break to the point that I couldn't wear them.
So I'll laugh because its just too coincidentally funny. Plus it makes this easier to deal with. ;D
PS-the Branded giveaway ends today at noon, when I will announce the winner.