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This fail is brought to you by the good ol' winter ear infection.
You know the drill. It starts with a cold, then the ear tugging, then the irregular crankiness. You head to the doctor to get checked out, and womp womp... double ear infection.
Last week in the midst of a snow storm and my husband traveling for work, Lucy came down with not only a double ear infection, but pink eye. #WINNERS! After her check up to confirm she's officially a booger, we headed over to pharmacy. Now mind you it's 6:30pm so everyone is in a stellar mood, I'm already stressing out about how I'm going to get those eye drops into her eyes, and anxious over the fact that I'm going to have to miss yet ANOTHER day of work! They give me the meds, tell me how much and how often, and we head home. The whole thing was kind of a blur, which leads me to my fail.
We begin the meds. They prescribe Augmentin for the ear infection and we successfully get the drops in her eyes. [Little trick: squeeze the drops into the corners of their eyes, and when they open the drops go in!] We're on day four and have seen major improvement, so I'm feeling pretty good. Until I notice that inside the flap on the antibiotic label, it says KEEP REFRIGERATED.
SHIT. SHIT. SHIT.
I go to Google to see if I did something horribly wrong to my baby by leaving the medicine out on the counter. Bad idea. Damn it Google, you are the not the reassurance I needed!
I call the doc. I'm so embarrassed. How did I not read the label more carefully? How did I not just know that antibiotics need to be cold? I won't get into the lecture my husband gave me after about how live cultures need to be in a cold climate. bla bla, I hate you right now, bla bla.
Fortunately the doctor reassured me that as long as the meds weren't exposed to extreme heat, we're okay. I guess that's the silver lining to it being a whopping 35 degrees in March in Massachusetts.
In the end, this was not an epic fail. Everyone is okay, and the only damage done was to my mom ego.
Until the next fail...