Yesterday I took LO to the dr to get her ears checked and she does have a slight infection in one ear. She prescribed amoxicillin so I picked it up on the way home and we gave her the first dose at dinner time. Well she started making this awful choking/gagging sound that she's never done before! Scared the crap out of me. I had only given her a third of the dose too. She spit most of it out right away too. We waited several minutes and she seemed to be ok so we thought maybe she just didn't like the taste of it. She's lives the taste of the baby Tylenol though and it smelled similar. So we gave her the rest and she did the same gagging sound and spit it all up. 5 min later she threw up. Not just spit up like normal, this was actually vomit. And then again a few minutes later and then a HUGE vomit 10 minutes after that. Both MH and I were freaked out. I called the dr right away but ours is away so they paged another. She called us back pretty quick and in the meantime I called my inlaws, FIL is a dr too. I learned that MIL is deathly allergic to penicillin and so is my sister. Also MH is allergic to erythromycin which is in the same family as penicillin and amoxicillin. FIL said it can run in the family and LO might be allergic.
Anyway the pedi calls back and I tell her all this. She said to wait until the morning and if LO hasn't thrown up again, to give her another dose of meds and see if it makes her throw up. WTF? Obviously it made my child sick before so why would I want to risk it? And she hardly ingested any of it since she spit out most of it. I hate to think what would have happened if she swallowed more. I told the pedi all this and that I think we need to switch meds and she still said to try another dose that maybe LO has the stomach flu. No she does not have the flu, she was fine all day and has been fine since throwing up.
Now I am waiting for the drs office to open so I can call and ask the dr there to please call in a different prescription for LO. I am not giving her amoxicillin again. Am I over reacting?