I'm sure there are many fabulous Urgent Care doctors out there, but why is it that I never get them? A few days ago, Ivy started getting a runny nose and a little cough. Since then, she has been having huge screaming fits in which you practically have to perform a circus act to get her to stop crying for about 5 seconds before it starts all over again. This is not like her, so I was worried that her ears might be infected. I decided to take her to Urgent Care yesterday instead of the pediatrician today, because Ryan was home to look after Sylas.
After the good doctor looked at my baby's ears, this conversation ensued...
Me: Do her ears look ok?
Him: Well, they look suspicious to me, so I'm just going to treat them with antibiotics.
Me: What do you mean, "suspicious?"
Him: They just look...not right.
Me: Do you see any infection?
Him: Well, there could be infection.
Me: Ok, but do you SEE any infection.
Me: Then I don't want Ivy to have antibiotics.
Him: I agree with you.
Thankfully I've done a bit of research and am aware of antibiotic abuse, so I knew to ask these questions. What about those who aren't aware of these risks? The rate at which bacterial resistance is growing is alarming.
So, for now, all our little Ivy needs is rest, lovin and the ever so amazing breast milk to fight off her virus. If she's not better soon, I'll take her to our regular pediatrician, but until then, antibiotics can wait for another day.