Dudes. I am so tired. I think that when your kid is sick, it is actually harder on you, the parent, than it is on the child. Why? Because the parent gets to do the worrying.
We went to the doctor, and I'm glad we did because when Daughter woke up from her nap her right eye was completely swollen shut and crusted over with green goop. I don't even know what's up with this germ - 24 hours ago she was fine. The nurse practitioner who saw us said that in 16 years she has never seen a 21 month old child who has never been sick enough to require antibiotics. So I think we'll be getting a trophy, maybe, or possibly they will hang up our picture and a plaque in the office. Our streak is broken, though - Daughter was prescribed not one, but TWO medications to combat the sinus infection and the eye infection (an oral antibiotic, plus eye drops). They treat eye infections like this very aggressively, the NP said, because the eye is so close to the brain. Hey, what mother doesn't want to hear that? Super awesome.
Also, really, is there anything more fun than prying open a toddler's infected eye and squirting in some cold drops?
Poor baby. Poor mommy. Long day. I'm going to go collapse now.