This week Gus celebrated his first Memorial Day and unofficial start of summer with his first real fever.
His first real fever was the result of his first real ear infection. I’m sorry. Make that his first double ear infection.
We treated his first ear infection(s) with his first antibiotic: amoxicillin. I said, “I’m allergic to amoxicillin, could that be an issue for him?” No. Not likely…
…until two days later, when his whole body broke out in a head-to-toe red, raised, itchy rash. Cue baby’s first allergic reaction! (and second antibiotic, obvs).
Which was all followed quickly by baby’s first dose of Benadryl.
“Give him some Benadryl for the rash. It will probably make him sleepy though, is that OK?” said the doctor.
And then we both laughed.