So much for not putting LP on the antibiotic last week. Today the Hoos picked her up from day care around noon with a goopy, swollen left eye. Definitely not a good sign.
It turns out that our little pookie muffin has an ear infection in her right ear (yes, the one that could have gone either way last Thursday) and conjunctivitis in both eyes. I feel bad, because if I had chosen "option B" and put her on the antibiotic, most likely she would not have gotten the eye infection. Oh well. You can't be right all the time. And, as for temperament and fever being the key sign of an ear infection, I don't know what to say about that. LP continued to be happy and silly and never had a fever over 100.0. I have no idea how we will know if she is sick between now and when she starts talking more.
When the doctor asked the Hoos if LP was allergic to anything he answered honestly "I don't know, she has never been on antibiotics before." The doctor looked at him incredulously. We are very fortunate, LP has been in day care for at least three days a week since she was three months old and tomorrow will be the first day that I miss work due to her being ill. I am not sure if I can attribute this to breastfeeding her for 11 months or to us not noticing when she was sick before or if dang it, we are just really freaking lucky. Whatever the reason, we can't complain.
After her diagnosis, I called day care to let them know LP wouldn't be in tomorrow, "You will be short one kid Wednesday". Mr Otis replied, "More like seven!" That's right, seven kids ended up being sent home with pink eye. At least that gives them plenty of time to disinfect the entire room.