St. Patty’s Day was fun. Just hanging out with the boys, dressing them up in their green shirts and silly hats and trying desperately to get a decent picture of them.
Our day was normal until 4pm rolled around and my four-year old started to complain of ear pain. He kept persisting that it was hurting and asked for medicine. Oh, great! Now, I know it was bugging him as he is the type of kid that never complains of pain. He climbed on my lap for some comfort as he continued to complain.
I was afraid that he would get worse through the night, so I Googled urgent care clinics in our area. I found one that was open until 8pm, grabbed my Go Bag, iPad, and his favorite stuffed animal.
He was seen within just a few minutes and had a confirmation of an ear infection. I got his antibiotic prescription and headed out the door. Of course it is now after 7pm on a Sunday and our pharmacy is closed. I located a 24hr pharmacy and was home by 845pm. Gavin got his first does of antibiotic chased with a superhero ice pop. He took it like a champ and was off to bed after 9pm.
Tip for parents
Know where the nearest urgent care clinic is and 24hr pharmacy. It will save you some time and stress.