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Friday, May 8, 2009

Conjunctivitis

Rachel woke up from her nap yesterday with a slightly goopy eye, not so big of a deal that I thought anything of it. She woke up this morning with two red, goopy eyes. I couldn't ignore the inevitable. Pink eye. Highly contagious pink eye. Cancel your dinner plans with friends pink eye. Bummer. My eyes are feeling itchy just thinking about it, but I hope that it is just the power of suggestion. At least the house is clean because I thought we were going to have company tonight. Sometimes IT seems never ending!

3 comments:

The Serven Clan said...

Dear Samantha,

I just had a bad case of conjunctivitus . . . but my doctor (chiropractor) "perscribed" a very simple and excellent cure. Grate a tablespoon of fresh apple (any type will do), put in a thin cloth (flour sack towel) and place over the (closed) eye for 20 minutes. I put a washcloth over the thin cloth, so it didn't drip any apple down my face : ) however, this isn't necessary. Do this for 3 or 4 days, and it will be cleared up by then. If needed, repeat until healed. This might be a little harder with a little one . . . but it works great! The apple doesn't sting at all, but feels quite refreshing.

Hope this helps!

Hi from all the Serven Clan : )

Resting in His joy,
Rebecca

Kristen said...

oh man, what a bummer! i've never had pink eye and none of my kids had, so i know it will hit BAD some day!! not looking forward to that! it sounds awful.

rohndasue said...

Breast Milk cures everything! Especially for Emma, If she gets it, just squirt it in her eyes! (I would use a dropper for the bigger kids though.. :)