i think you're doing ok on the worst day as a parent ever....no yelling at your kid, no spanking, etc.
This guy's a moron. You're an educated person who can rationally think about what's going on. For comparison, my doc always uses me to help communicate with Erin. There's a 2 minute conversation among us where he asks about erin, homelife, etc. He always remembers I'm a geologist
and then he starts his exam with erin on my lap. When it becomes time for her to lie down or something he has us right there next to her holding her hand...not that you needed to know what a good doc apt can be like.
In this instance...
are you covered at urgent care? can you go there either for a second opinion and/or for emergency care if the fever is worse -- if you don't treat with anti biotics? -- in which case I wouldn't fill the rx. I would either go for a second opinion -- I know that I've been seen at an urgent care in dublin on a saturday-- or would wait it out.
On whether it could take 5 days for the infection to flare up -- is it possible she had the illness during your vacation and it wasn't too bad/she was able to supress it a little. so many people/new things around -- did she get worn down and it flared up?
Did they check white blood cells? Lungs are clear? ears look ok and she's not pulling on them?
She's still not eating anything right? Is there anything she will eat? I'd be worried since she's not a big eater that she's not getting much beyond juice -- no energy to fight the bug, you know?
Call daycare and see if they know the progression of the illness -- fever, barf, fever, gone?
hmmm. I wouldn't fill the script. I'd wait it out. I'm all for giving antibiotics as needed, but I'd worry about a misdiagnosis and unneeded antibiotics. Anyone affiliated with your mw practice who does kids?