Pink (freaking) eye!

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Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.

Before and after my daughter entered Kindergarten, I was informed by friends and family members that I should prepare myself for the numerous of germs that she was going to start bringing home.  My husband and I shuddered at this fact.  Shuddered!  We knew and hated that this was going to happen and there’s nothing we can do about it.  I try my best to teach and remind my daughter to wash her hands as many times as possible in school, especially after using the restroom and before eating lunch.  I also tell her to steer clear from any kids who are coughing their brains out without covering their mouths.  The germs and the viruses still prevail though.

Yesterday evening, my husband noticed that our daughter’s eye was kind of pinkish.   He asked, “Is that pink eye?” and I immediately thought “What? Noooooooo.”   I took a look and yup, her eye was pinkish and I knew.  He knew.  We knew.  It was pink eye.  “Maybe she rubbed her eye too hard,” my husband said.  “Maybe,” I replied.  “Let’s see how she wakes up in the morning.”

Guess what?

It’s pink (freaking) eye.  Of course, she stayed home from school, which is no problem, and we’re seeing the doctor, just in case, but darn those viruses and germs.  They’ll get you no matter what.  Since pink eye is contagious, I was curious to see if there were some home remedies for it online and came across a blog post (www.adailydoseofgrace.com/2012/02/coconut-oil-and-pink-eye.html) where coconut oil was used to help with the discomfort.  On YouTube, there are several videos with people testing out remedies using lemon juice (ouch!), eating garlic cloves, honey, etc. to cure their pink eyes.  My daughter hasn’t complained about her eye once and it’s not producing any mucus so I haven’t tried any of these home remedies on her.  Plus, I’m a little too scared of dropping anything into her little eyeball or making her eat something that won’t go down well.  I’ll save the experimentation for myself if I happen to catch anything, which I hope not to.  Fingers (constantly washed) crossed.

Take good care all.

Until next time…

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