Lilian has conjunctivitis. And while this isn't a serious illness, I'm still devastated. This is something else they don't tell you in the book.
When your child is sick for the first time, the guilt you feel is unbelievable. It isn't my fault, I know, but somehow I feel responsible. Is she sick because I didn't tell someone to wash their hands before they picked her up? Maybe. It could be a number of reasons. She may have rubbed her eyes with germy hands, in which case it's my responsibility to keep her hands clean. A mothers job is never done...
She is handling it well though, much better than me. I'm the one nearly in tears when I have to put her eye drops in.
God help me when she gets her first cold.