I decided to take her to the Dr. I am just one to wait a week and see if it clears up on it's own, rather then rushing to the nearest hospital. But we were at a loss. We had tried Vic's Baby rub, tylenol, humidifiers and torture device of saline drops and sucking out her nose. I swear I felt like a villain.
I love the Dr's we work with. Such great people! Sadly they were back up due to kindergarden shots and school sport physical's. Our appointment turned into an hour of waiting to get in. An hour waiting for the Dr. and 45 minutes waiting at the pharmacy. Surprisingly I didn't feel stressed and I wasn't even mad that we waited that long. No clue why, but I will accept it.
In a weird parenting way I was thrilled that she was actually diagnosed with something. Ear infections. Not that I want my child to be sick, but I am just grateful it's something that the Dr's can do for her and that their is a medication she can take. Being under 2 makes it difficult to give them anything but tylenol which can only do so much.
So there you have it, after being on her antibiotics for 24 hours now, she is back to her hold self. Surprisingly she WANTED to take her medicine this morning and took it like a champ! She must know it's working. Due to the long process of waiting at the Dr's office I was starving. So I figured the best way to remedy the situation was to go to Wendy's and make it a Mother Daughter lunch date.
I just loved it yesterday. Besides talking to my mom on the phone for a few minutes. My phone was safely tucked away in my bag and I was able to focus 100% on little miss. She was constantly talking to me. Pointing to things and even pushing up against me to lay her head down on my shoulder. My heart melted and I was so happy I put down the technology to focus on what is right in front of me. I could have missed all of those moments. Though I will admit I did pull it out to take these cute photo's. We definitely left with a very happy and full tummies to go and pick Mr. Sailor up from work.
These are the little things in life I enjoy!