Mummy Dilemma #77: Do I need to go to the doctor?

I suffer from hideous seasonal allergies, usually resulting in massive sneezing fits but in particular it’s my eyes that are getting hammered this year. I’ve been making it worse by rubbing them when I get stressed and tired {which is a lot at the moment} and have woken up on numerous occasions over the past two weeks with a completely bloodshot, icky and crusty eye.
So, being the thrifty and time poor mummy that I am, I have tried antihistamines, ClearEyes, cold compresses…..and then I remembered that Nixon had been prescribed some antibiotic eye drops when he was a baby. I of course threw caution to the wind and have been self-medicating, not a thought to the fact that I was dropping expired medicine into my eyeballs! Pfffttt.
As long as I don’t have to go to the doctors office right? I would actually prefer to drop meths in my eyes then go to the doctor’s office with Nixon.
There are approximately 10 million pot plants in the waiting room, all in various stages of dehydration, making their pots perfect, lightweight baby bowling balls. There are about 103 shitty, germy old toys that Nixon thinks he loves more than he loves his brother, toys guaranteed to invoke instant tantrums the second you even motion towards the door to leave. There are also at least 3 hacking cough-ers, 2 grumpy seniors and one toddler who is primed to take an instant dislike to Nixon and any possibility of sharing the beloved toys.
You feel me? You’d stay home and use expired eye drops too right?
Tell me I’m not the only one.



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

8 thoughts on “Mummy Dilemma #77: Do I need to go to the doctor?”

  1. Go and see a Homeopath ! That way your eyes and allergies will clear up (homeopathic remedies are very effective) and you won't have to go to 'the Doctor' for a short term fix. Trust me, it will be worth it !

  2. Antibiotics that have expired and are nowhere near the correct dose for an adult…… hmmmmmm well you do have two eyes, which is a good thing, playing Russian roulette with medicines prescribed for someone else who is a completely different age… with one of them not a very intelligent idea. ….. you could try putting the pot plant in there with the expired drops… and maybe the germy toys to give the antibiotics something to chase around on your eyeball……. 😉

  3. A teaspoon of local honey works a treat for hayfever (well does for our family). Also use Colloidal Silver bought from health shop) spray in eyes at times when I have run out of local honey or in bubs eys (this stuff is a must-have in the first-aid cupboard as can be used in many different ways for many different aliments). I am like you when it comes to doctors and the amount of bugs flying around the waiting room – but from a business point of view having germ infested toys etc is awesome as it guarantees customers lol

  4. Haha feeling you! Unless it interferes with my ability to survive who go? It will fix itself right? hayvever and stinging eyes… the pits this year – so feeling you!

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