Dan noticed this morning that Drew felt warm. We took his temp and it was only 99.5. Normally even I wouldn't call the doctor for a temp that low, but then Dan told me that Drew told him his ear hurt twice. And said the same one both times. Since I was already going to the UCD pharmacy to pick up his meds, I decided to call the doctor and see if they could squeeze us in just to check his ears. They did! They are so great!
So we picked up the medicine (I called ahead this time to make sure it was ready) and then went to see our new pediatrician, Dr. Bullen. He's always been in the practice we go to, and he's seen Drew many times since he always gets sick when his own doctor is gone, but we just recently switched to have him as our primary care doc. I really like him, partly because he really likes Drew. Anyway, he checked him out and sure enough Drew has an ear infection. And of course he gave me antibiotics to treat it. I was willing to put up a fight if he was going to try to give me the old "it'll go away on it's own in 10 -14 days" routine. Sheri, the nurse I talk to all the time on the phone, was there and gave Drew six different dinosaur stickers because she loves him.
Unfortunately I asked Dr. B to look up the cervical spine x-rays that we had done about a month ago and Drew's C1 and C2 look like they might be fused so now he needs to have a CT scan. They'd like to do it before surgery since it might affect how his head is positioned during surgery if he has a problem. It's kind of a bummer because he will have to be sedated and that likely means he will have to have an IV, and he has a terrible time with IVs. Me and my questions.
We drove back home to our regular pharmacy to pick up the amoxicillin where Drew got to visit Darla and Christine (the pharmacy techs). They are both so sweet and always talk to him and ask about him if he's not with me. He showed them both all of his dinosaur stickers and gave them high fives. I gave him his first dose of antibiotics tonight and he's sleeping peacefully in his bed right now. I love that kid.