Poor Niall has a swollen arm, wrist, and hand from an infected bug bite. Picked the boys up from camp this afternoon, and it was clear we needed to check in with a doctor and get antibiotics.
That was the right call. But unfortunately, the doctor also thought it would be best to get a jumpstart on the meds by giving him a dose by injection. Which wouldn't have been so bad, but he needed so much of the antibiotic, he had to have FOUR shots: two nasty ones in his legs, and two more in his arms. He was not a happy guy. :-( But he handled it very well, all things considered.
Then we had to hang out in the doctor's office for another 30 minutes to make sure Niall didn't have an adverse reaction to the meds. All of this when we were supposed to be at a going-away picnic for our friends the Bells, who are moving to Zurich for two years. Sigh. We did go to the very end of the picnic, but were sorry to miss most of the fun.