As you might have noticed, we have a bit of a cycle in regards to seeing the doctor.
'Tar gets sick/has a well check.
'Tar picks up new germ at the doctor.
'Tar gets sick.
'Tar goes to the doctor.
'Tar picks up a new germ at the doctor.
And so on.
Every time we have one doctor's visit, we have many.
That might explain why I was a wee bit nervous about making an appointment this week for a healthy KayTar. Although she is healthy, she's been having coughing fits and having to use her inhaler much more often than she should and needed to go in for a listen. I told our pediatrician I was a little nervous about bringing her in for this reason, and she told me the slowest times in the office, so we'd likely get in and out. She told me that if there was a wait, we could spend it in her office rather than the waiting room. Fortunately, when we arrived, there was a room ready for us. Not only was the room ready for us, it had been unused so that there were no errant germs. The pediatrician came in an assured me she has just scrubbed her hands and all the instruments had been cleaned. We were so very careful, and in and out like lightening. (the verdict was that KayTar is having prolonged expiration and needs to add an inhaled steroid to her regimen)
So imagine my dismay when I get home from a brief shopping trip to find BubTar complaining about his ear. He asked me to clean it and told me he had already tried pouring water in it to make it feel better (great! not!). I gently wiped the outer inside part with a q-tip and found green discharge. Ewww. I asked him if he wanted medicine and he said no, so I left it alone. Thirty minutes later he came up to me crying and begging for medicine. The kid HATES medicine. He hasn't had an ear infection since he was TWO! Of course he has one now, when we did everything possible to ensure we would NOT have multiple doctor's visits. He's had allergy-related drainage all week and I'm sure that was the catalyst, but still, I'd like to see the odds here.
Evidently, we'll be heading to the pediatrician yet again on Monday, unless this somehow resolves itself between now and then. Of course we will.