We're finishing two weeks of spring break during which at least one of us has been not-that-healthy pretty much the whole time. Early during break, I had a couple days of scratchy eyes and I wasn't sure if it was allergies (since it was finally not-freezing) or a virus. I dripped pumped breastmilk into them and it went away by the night we spent at the Waterpark of America, although that night Peter had a fever. By the weekend, Leo had goopy eyes and Tim followed shortly after. I tried the breastmilk approach again which worked for Leo (although he's been tired and coughing all week) but Tim's kept getting worse. So I brought Tim into the doctor on Friday and now he's on day 3 of 7 with eyedrops. He doesn't have any other ailments. By Friday night, Dan felt awful (although he's the only one whose eyes are fine) and he's only sort of feeling better now. Last night (Saturday), both Peter's eyes were bad. I've been glad that if we're going to be a sorry bunch of sick folk, at least it happened over break when we have mostly been sitting at home anyway. But now that everyone's supposed to be back at school tomorrow, we figured we'd better bring Peter to urgent care today to get him started on eye drops so he can go back. Well, Dan brought him in and came home with medications for his eyes, bronchitis, and eczema. And he's not coughing as much as Leo. Ugh, we're a mess. Leo's taking two chronic medications through the summer, so we now have 3-4x daily eyedrops for two kids, 3x daily amoxicillan for one kid, a pill to grind up twice daily in applesauce for one kid, powder to dissolve in water once daily for one kid, and face cream to put on once daily.
Monday addendum: We kept both kids home today to be on the safe side (and because Peter was throwing a massive fit at 7am and it wasn't worth the fight). I brought Leo to the doctor to see if we were missing any major diagnoses on him. We got to see his actual ped, who saw him 10 days ago for his 5 year check, who said that his bad cough was in his throat and would be croup if he was younger but didn't require any new meds, just rest and liquids. Dan saw a doctor also who said he didn't quite have a sinus infection, but called in an amoxicillan prescription to the pharmacy in case Dan gets worse instead of better in the next few days. It looks like everyone will be back in school tomorrow and will be ready for an early bedtime afterwards.