Seems like someone in this house has been sick every day since around Thanksgiving.  We’re just taking turns and it’s Kayleigh’s turn again.

My sweet little girl has pink eye.  We’ve never had pink eye here.  I didn’t even recognize it for what it was at first because the whites of her eyes are still, well, white.  But it’s been getting worse and she got into the doctor earlier this evening.  First thing he said when he saw her was, “oh, yeah…”  And by the way, he is on our new insurance, yippie.  Here we got hitting that insurance right away, too.

So she has some antibiotics and antibiotic eye drops.

Yes, this is already a nightmare.

It’s hard enough to get her to take her medicine, I mean, I’d finally convinced her that I was NOT putting it in her  milk and to take it like a big girl and she took 1 of the 5 ml and gagged and shuddered.  I had to force it after that.

I HATE forcing medicine down my kid’s throat, but she has to have it!  It really does make me feel pretty crappy though, for both her and me.

And the eye drops, oh my gosh, might as well be killing her.  He told me to try her when she’s asleep… yeah, that worked.  She woke up yelling as soon as I tried to gently turn her from her side to her back.  The rest is history.

So not sure what we’re going to do about that, necessarily, but we shall see.  Hopefully the other antibiotics can take care of it even if we can only get minimal eye drops in there.

But sheesh, I just want us all to be healthy for a while!  We did so awesome the past two years or so, and now…??