So here we were on vacation, jam packing our days with meeting up with as much family and friends as possible, while seeing the sights and going to the Museum of Natural History. Everything seemed fine. Yesterday after an outing and getting Baskin Robins, Tehilla fell asleep in the car on the way home.
She woke up a few hours later and skipped quite happily over to me and said, "I have a headache and my head is hot." She had a fever of 38. And we are flying back soon.
Adrenaline rush, some quick help from my friend and a call to the travel insurance and we were on our way to a walk-in clinic.
It was an unusual experience taking a child like Tehilla to a random doctor. But the doctor was very good and found the culprit illness. She took one look in Tehilla's ear and immediately saw that it was severely infected. The doctor said, "I guess given her medical history, she has a very high pain threshold because she should be inconsolable with that kind of infection but she seems to be very good natured."
She started antibiotics and is taking Tylenol. I had with me on the trip Otidin ear drops (anesthetic ear drops) just in case, so she is getting those too.
It didn't stop us from heading to the mall today and treating the kids to Cinnabon. Tehilla took her first bite and said, "Oh, yummy. I love this. We can have this for a treat on Shabbat?"
Tomorrow, we fly out. This trip went by so quickly and we are all sad to be leaving. The solo parenting part was challenging but every minute was worth it to be able to spend this time with our family.