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CVS Minute Clinic is DA SHIZZLE.
Earlier in the week one of our teachers mentioned pink eye was an issue in the class and to watch for symptoms. No one in our family has ever experienced that so I didn’t give it much thought.
After school my oldest daughter said her eye hurt when she blinked. I put a saline drop in it and gave her a half dose of Motrin…still didn’t give it much thought.
A few hours later I’m putting a kid pizza into the oven and making adult dinner (fresh spinach and mozzarella ravioli) when she walks around the corner –
“SHNIKEY! Your eye, birdie!!
(Probably not the best reaction on my part because she started crying).
“Here. Let’s get a compress on that.”
More crying and worrying — “I don’t wanna shot in my eyeball. So-and-so at school said you hafta-getta-sharp needle in your eye if it gets pink.”
“As opposed to a dull needle? Never mind let’s get this patched up.”
Turned off the stove/oven and got everybody in the car. Third shift life is awesome. Awesome. I tell you. You do these little emergency adventures solo.
Samsung has a ‘Siri’ option that will search for you while you safely operate a vehicle. Don’t bother to use voice command with three children in the car. Just pull over and Google. We finally skid into the parking lot. It’s Friday night after 7:00 p.m. This clinic takes BCBS insurance, had no waiting line AND the appointment kiosk was empty so I’m HAPPILY filling out the computer screen when …my darlings knock over an entire endcap of CVS walkers and canes which dominoes something else.
You wouldn’t even believe the clatter-crash sounds.
Turns out the clinic closes at 7:30 and the last appointment has to be registered in the kiosk by 7:15 which was exactly what time it was when I hit ‘accept terms’
We tried to help pick up the canes and walkers while we waited for the nurse. The whole time I feel like I left the stove on and ‘pirate pink eye’ is still weeping about the dreaded needle. Even after being assured that medical professionals are not in the habit of jabbing kid retinas, ever.
In the end…the aisle was put back together, the nurse was great, patient room clean and the pharmacy filled the rx fast. We left with antibiotic drops for her eye and baby shampoo to gently wash her face. I changed all of the pillowcases and towels and hope the rest of our weekend is uneventful with a future plate of ravioli.
p.s. beautiful ravioli was reduced to soggy glop stovetop mess but swollen contagious eye infection crisis averted.
What are you doing on Friday night?