... staph infection. Yep, the results are in and that's what Molly has. The doc wasn't all that surprised with the results given her age and didn't seem too concerned since the type of staph (Staphylococcus aureus) she has is quite common. Unfortunately Molly had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics she was on. There were two different types and we're not sure which one she's allergic too, but Wednesday night she had red dots on her belly and by Thursday morning they were all over her torso (front and back) and up behind her ears. I stopped the antibiotics immediately and we're treating the infection with two different antibiotic cremes.
Molly is pretty much back to normal today. Fever is completely gone (broke Tuesday afternoon, but remained low grade until Thursday morning) so we're no longer doing the Motrin/Tylenol rotation every 3 hours. The red dots from the allergic reaction have faded tremendously and the rash from the staph infection is on the mend.
Unfortunately Molly should not be around other children until at least Monday so she won't be joining us tomorrow for N's b.day festivities. On the agenda is Sky High Sports (warehouse FULL of trampolines, Molly's favorite thing) and indoor sky diving. The sky diving is scheduled for nap time, but N specifically scheduled the trampoline place because of Molly's love of jumping. We'll have to go back another time when she can join us.