Eric came home Friday with a little goo in one eye, and it was there again on Saturday morning. Not really concerning to us, since both kids tend to get eye goo when the have/are getting a cold, but knowing daycare would freak out, we started using the pinkeye ointment. Sunday morning he wakes up with very red, puffy eyes and no goo. This morning - same deal, so he goes off to daycare and all hell breaks loose. Long story short is that, even though we followed the policy to the letter (return to daycare after 24 hours on antibiotics) AND there was no eye goo present for over 24 hours, they needed to hear it from a doctor. And I'll stop there. Ends up the doctor visit was a good idea, because the poor child has 2 ear infections (but does not have pinkeye and is not contagious and was allowed to return to daycare).
I like to think I'm pretty good at recognizing ear infections. My #1 indicator is that it looks like Spiderman did his web slinging thing right under the kids nose. Not sleeping, sleeping while sitting up, refusing to drink, sudden fever are also pretty good reason to take a trip to the doctor.
But this? This was Eric's only symptom:
He's actually amazingly happy, considering he looks like he just went 10 rounds in a boxing ring. And he actually looks better than he did this morning, so the antibiotics must be doing their thing (he also shoveled down an entire plate of spaghetti and meatballs, plus half of Evan's plate, and 2 pieces of bread). So I'd say he's on the mend.