Can you believe it?! Both Honeybee and I are down with colds. How ridiculous is this?! While I’ve been hyper-vigilant on keeping the germs out, I suppose I failed in making sure I kept the germs out of me. Two days ago, I woke up with a slight pink tint to my eye. Despite being warned a few weeks ago that conjunctivitis was making the rounds at Honeybee’s daycare, I wasn’t concerned. I’d sprayed down, wiped down, and cleaned everything I could possibly treat. I figured I’d just slept a little hard, a little long. The tickle in my throat I attributed to the previous night’s choir rehearsal where we were holding notes just a little too long. Nothing to worry about.
I went to work, got things done, noticed that I was a little less peppy than usual, but hey the weekend was approaching. Nothing to keep me down. Imagine my surprise yesterday morning when I attempted to open my right eye and found I could not. Immediately I groaned inside. I’m a former Certified Nurse’s Assistant; my mom is a nurse; my sister in laws are all nurses; I was originally in school to become a nurse. Yep, I knew that this would not be good. I rushed to the bathroom mirror and saw the yellow crust that immediately identified conjunctivitis. DANG IT!!!! Washing my hands, I then gathered the tiny white linen cloths used to remove makeup and removed the crust. I opened my eye and saw it was a bright pink…yep, no doubt about it…conjunctivitis. UGHHHHHHHH!!!!! Now, let’s just add to that feeling with a massive headache and a throat that feels like Hades. Daggone it!
I went to FatherWinter and informed him that I needed to make a trip to the ophthalmologist. Turns out, I have viral conjunctivitis. There’s nothing I can take. I just have to let the virus run its course. In the meantime, I feel like blah!
I did manage to keep a promise to Superbug and let him go out last night with the family last night. I made sure to stay covered and mouth and nose areas covered so as not to spread my germs. It was a very short trip and when I returned, the men went downstairs to watch a Christmas movie. I went straight to bed and slept from 8:30 PM to 9 AM. Honeybee wasn’t feeling well either with her runny nose and crankiness. Before I laid down, I gave her her antibiotic for her ear infections and let her rest. She slept for 13+ hours.
She woke this morning and I gave her her breakfast of rice cereal and applesauce with a bottle of formula. She played until 1:00 pm and then gave me the sign she needed to go back to sleep. She is presently napping.
I still have the headache of Hades, but the throat feels better. My conjunctivitis is still there per the nice pink eye and crust that arrives when I awake. So, looks like it will be a work from home day tomorrow. Oh…joy…
The boys are currently at church and I hate that I am missing an awesome Word, but I am sure the congregants would be more than appreciative that I stayed home.
I do plan on reminding the daycare to spray down a little more. UGH, I hate being sick.