On Tuesday, Alex came home from school with a crusty right eye. I hadn't noticed it before, but I found myself cleaning it at least a couple of times before the end of the day. After he went to bed it hit me that goopy yellow eye crust probably isn't normal and I told Dave I was pretty certain he'd wake up with pink eye. Sadly, I was right.
So I hauled both kids to the doctor's office to check on it first thing Wednesday morning. The doctor confirmed pink eye and then while examining Senior Taco Pants, she also unearthed a RAGING ear infection in one ear and an almost infected second ear.
Genoa has also had the snots for a while, so I randomly asked her to check out Genoa's ear and even though I was technically supposed to make a separate appointment for her, the doctor was nice and had a look. Turns out one of Genoa's ear's is actually WORSE than her brother's and her second ear wasn't infected but was bulging and ready to perforate if we didn't get her immediately on antibiotics.
The worst part is that I had NO IDEA Genoa was really sick, even though she had woken up several times in the middle of the night and walked around to my side of the bed to pat me on the head and tell me "Yets go downstairs, Mommy!" I just thought she was hungry because she wouldn't eat any dinner (which should've been my first clue that it was more than a simple cold).
Anyway, both kids are appropriately drugged up and on the mend.