Yesterday at rest time Mica came out of his room in tears. His eye hurt like hell. I felt for him. I know exactly what it feels like to have an itchy eye that just keeps getting worse! I was kind of iffy on eye drops for a six year old.
Here's his swollen eye:
Here's his mostly normal eye (except for the redness on his right side):
Bad eye on his right, better eye on his left (the bad eye was all red, kind of hard to see here):
This morning his eye was worse! He had dried up sleepy seeds and a boogery nose.
After we had a muffin in a cup, which the boys LOVED and Daddy HATED I cleaned Mica up!
I washed his eye with a warm baby wash cloth, washed his nose with a different warm baby wash cloth. I gave him his allergy meds. Then I gave him an Emergen-C drink. I'm so glad they make those for kids now! After that I had a talk with him about the Neti-Pot.
I don't care if the Neti-Pot appears to be gross, they help. Maybe not all day, but they help. I have two, so I let Mica choose if he wanted to use the one that looks like a genie lamp or a plastic squirt bottle? He chose the genie lamp one.
Over the sink my six year old went. At first it was just barely dripping out. He was really clogged up! Then it started to come out more. He blew his nose and lots of yucky stuff came out! Then we did the other side. Again lots of yucky stuff came out! We were both laughing at how much came out of his nose. I was so glad that he was happy to have done it! He even called Daddy afterwards to tell him how it wasn't as gross as Daddy thinks. It really helped him!