I didn't think too much of it. He's been battling a slight cold. We all have. I just figured his eyes were probably irritated.
When we were out and about it dawned on me...possibly he had/has pink eye.
That's one thing we've never had at our house.
I didn't want to take him to Urgent Care. I don't want yet another bill, and I really don't want to catch anything that is there. It's like a breeding ground for germs. The big Influenza has started; I've read about people having Strep Throat too.
I decided we'd let his eyes be for a day. We had a talk about washing his hands a lot, and we cleaned all the handles and switches with disinfectant wipes.
On Sunday Travis called the doctor's office. Thankfully they have a nurse on call. He informed them about not wanting to go to Urgent Care. Mica just had surgery a little more than a week ago. We didn't want him bringing another thing home. Travis explained how his eyes were matted shut.
This is after Mica cleaned his goopy eyes:
The doctor's office called Mica in some eye drops for Pink Eye. The nurse explained that it's best to clean his eyes out with warm cotton balls. Then we could just throw them away. I'm glad she told us that because I was using warm baby washcloths. I learn something new all the time. That totally made sense to me.
Thankfully the boys still didn't have school today. It's a teacher's day. I was thinking they started back today. It's Monday. I start school back today. I saw a friend post that her son has an extra day to get better. That's when I looked on the school's calendar. One more day for recovery + he won't be a carrier of Pink Eye if that is in fact what he had.
Have you or your kids (if you have them) ever had Pink Eye? I remember having it as a child, but that's it.
Mica never complained about his eyes feeling sore. He never complained about being sore after his surgery. He has a high pain tolerance. The only thing that I've notice that has bothered him in the past is hangnails. Yep you read that right. If Mica gets a hangnail it messes up his whole day.
I would say I'm like Mica. I have a high pain tolerance level. I went through having messed up sinuses for years. I just lived with it. Isaak and Travis are more alike. If they get sick, they are out. Do you have a high pain tolerance?