When we got home and put her down it became clear that that wasn't the case. She was smiley and cheerful (we're used to ear infections around here) but whenever she tried to stand or walk her right knee would buckle and she would collapse. After closer examination it became clear that her knee was swollen and bruised. I felt like an idiot.
So we went to the local clinic (after my husband talked to a social worker at Health and Human Services where we are still trying to get Medi-Cal) and saw another doctor. I had taped her walking/falling at home just in case she melted down again (she did). He checked her out and confirmed the ear infection and added a pulled muscle in her knee. He said if she's not better by Monday to bring her back and he'll take another look at it.
While we were in the county clinic there was a letter posted about the swine flu, confirming that this is the swine flu, that over a hundred plus students have it at our high school of 300 and that if you're sick in our area it's probably the H1N1 virus. Luckily so far, everyone in our family (my parents are both sick now too) are only mildly sick, with dizziness, headaches and nausea. The dizziness really is the worst part so far. The letter also said that they wouldn't formally confirm it as the swine flu until Monday, which is why it's not on our local news yet. So that's my day in a nut shell.
Sadie is now zooming around the living room, crawling. Hopefully the doctor will be right and she'll be up and about by tomorrow!
Thank you again for all the prayers!