There is a cold at our house. Yesterday Gwennie had an "itchy eye" that started having greenish yellow goopy stuff coming out of it. Will and I attempted to put eye drops in it, but she was afraid and wouldn't let us. (Have you ever tried to hold down a four year old? Its nearly impossible!)
It was Tuesday, which is ballet night for Rhayn. Its Gwennie's favorite night of the week because she gets to stay home with Daddy and watch a movie. She looks forward to this night, and asks if Rhayn has ballet all of the time. I thought this was a good threat/consequence for not letting us put the drops in. I thought there was no way she would be too afraid of the eye drops and put her night with Daddy in jeopardy. Her fear won and after about 10 minutes of trying to coax her out of her fear, Will said it was done, she made her choice and I took her with me.
As soon as we got to the dance studio I knew I had made a REALLY bad decision. Her eye was oozing and swollen. She said her head hurt and she was whimpering in her car seat. I didn't take her into the lobby until after most of the kids had cleared out, we walked around the Walmart grocery store for a while instead. Her head was down and she was telling me it hurt. Finally we went over to the dance studio and I picked a spot on the seating and told her that she had to stay in my lap. She was asleep in a few minutes.
Fast forward to home. Her eye glued itself shut with pus. It was about 8:30 (she fell asleep around 6ish) when she woke up screaming, and inconsolable because her eye won't work. I finally got her calmed down and a warm compress on her eye cleaned it up.
The above picture was this morning. She felt great, but her eye was puffy and swollen. The actual eye wasn't red at all. I had called the mom of the girl I watch to let her know that I thought Gwennie had pink eye last night. But it looks like she just got something in it. Hopefully it stays clear. It has so far today.