Well, off to school she went. We got a call about 10 minutes after school started telling us to come pick her up because she had pink-eye. I was slightly confused, as I have HAD pink eye before and her eye looked nothing like it. It looked like she maybe had a slight infection or cold in her eye or something. They told us she couldn't come back to school until she'd been on antibiotics for 24 hours, which meant she was going to have to miss 2 days of school. I asked her if her eyes itched. "No," she said. I asked if any gunk was coming out of her eye. "No, just a tiny bit this morning,"she said. Well, so far she was missing 2 of the symptoms of pink-eye. Along with no visible evidence except a slightly red rimmed eye. I took her to the doctor later that afternoon and the pediatrician said that it might be pink-eye and gave me a prescription for drops.
I went to pick-up the drops at the pharmacy right after that. The guy rang me up and said "That'll be $91.45." I think I just stood there and stared at him.
"Excuse me?" I said. "You know I have insurance, right?"
"Oh ya, well, sorry, these don't come in a generic and that's how much they cost."
I think I stared at him for another minute before I handed over my flex spending card. I told Andy how much they cost when we got home. He pulled them out of the bag and this is what we saw: A bottle of eye drops barely bigger than a quarter.
"What are they, laced with gold or something?" he asked.
I administered the drops twice a day to both eyes (as directed by the doctor because pink-eye is EXTREMELY contagious and it can easily transfer to the other eye.... as well as other children, adults, etc.) for 7 days and waited several days for another of my kids to wake up with pink-eye.
No one ever did.
What do you think? Pink eye? Or not?
I'm leaning towards the fact that I dropped 90 bucks on a wasted bottle of ridiculously expensive eye drops. But maybe that's just me.
Either way, I'm saving the bottle to sell on eBay for twice what I paid. Think I'll get it? ;)