Sunday, October 08, 2006

Pink Eye

The Purple Dragon appears to have pink-eye (conjunctivitis) today. She says that her eye doesn't hurt, but it looks a mess with lots of greenish discharge. Yuck.

One of the reasons that I don't like pink-eye is because it's one of those highly-contagious diseases that means you should keep your child home so that the rest of the preschool doesn't get sick, resulting in a seemingly never-ending cycle of pink-eye. The problem with this, is that your child doesn't feel sick and so they don't understand why they are stuck at home with goop coming out of their eye.

*sigh*

I've called her doctor, and am waiting for a return call which will hopefully occur soon. I know that it can clear up on its own, and I also know that it could require antibiotics. But seriously, how do you know which one it is? It's not like there's a test that you can do (like Strep) - a doctor just looks at it and makes a judgement call.

Right now I am thinking that if she's not sick enough to be on antibiotics, she's not sick enough to stay home. I also realize that this line of thinking is absolutely faulty logic - but it's how I'm feeling.

On top of it all, the realization that this might be pink-eye didn't hit me until we were in Sacrament Meeting -- which is after Primary. Hopefully the children in her class won't get it. Pretty unlikely me thinks, The Purple Dragon usually keeps to herself.

At any rate, I hope we get this mess cleared up soon.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

its here

phentermine search ENGINE
phentermine
tramadol
Farm Search Engine

Anonymous said...

relax and enjoy
Tramadol
Viagra
phentermine
cialis

Anonymous said...

I found FLOWER for your WOMEN Deliver flower



sponsored links phentermine