Yep. I took her to the ER on Sunday night after two days of high fevers. She had a little cold that started last Sunday, and by Tuesday got horrible. I took her to our ped, and she prescribed a dose of antibiotics (only the second time every dd has had them). She diagnosed her with bronchitis and an ear infection. She seemed to get better throughout the week, but when the antibiotics were gone (Saturday) she got feverish and sick.
So, at the ER they did some blood work and because of her high levels of white blood cells, they confirmed pneumonia with a chest xray.
She has had breathing treatments (albutrol, which we are doing at home, thankfully. They wanted to admit her, but my ped talked them out of it) and is on omnicef antibiotic. She seems much better.
So, my question is this: The ER is who prescribed the antibiotic. The recommended dosage is 125 mg (1 tsp) for twenty days. That is a ton, IMO. I asked my ped and she said that she thought it was a mistake, that it should have been for 10 days. My ped is not at all affiliated with the hospital. I called back to the ER to ask how many days I should give it, and the ER doc who prescribed it confirmed the 20 day recommendation.
Also, on a side note, my ped says its about the mildest case of pneumonia it could be.
So, what do you think? 10 days or 20 days? Do it for 10 and wait and see?