You'll remember my dry, itchy, want-to-gouge-my-eyes-out, eyes. Thank you, worst allergy season of all time.
I would say the peak of the pollen here lasted about 6 days. Six awful days of no rain. And scratching. And driping. And sneezing.
On about day 4, G also developed awful allergy eyes. Red. Puffy. So sad.
Day 5 rolled around and Little J fell victim. Red, itchy eyes. You'll remember he has a tendency toward eczema, which has also been REALLY bad during pollen week. Poor guy.
Let me put on the record that I voiced my suspicions here. But my husband told me I was crazy. Which I sometimes (often) am, so I count on him to be my mental health control.
When Little J woke up on Day 7 with crusty eyes, the truth was obvious. While some of us were indeed suffering from allergies, we ALL also happened to be contagious with pink eye.
Thank goodness we had a never-been-opened box of eyedrops on hand for just this occasion. Complete with dosing instructions (which included the words drops and eye, so I am POSITIVE they were used correctly). This would also be the reason that Mike's old-school eye drops did nothing for me. Oh, and Becky...I found prescription EAR DROPS in our medicine cabinet/pharmacy also. And they do look dangerously like eye drops. Almost made the same mistake myself. Little J almost had super-strong, steroid-drop, eyeballs.