Today we learned that Callen is allergic to Penicillin.  Poor guy.

Spotty Callen

We learned this through a series of unfortunate events.  First, Callen had an ear infection in his left ear that perforated his ear drum and caused a lot of drainage.  Otherwise, I would never have known he had the infection.  After 10 days of antibiotic, we went back to the doctor for a follow-up and learned that he had an infection in both ears.  7 days into that antibiotic, he woke up looking like this.

Itchy, but still happy.

So, now he’s on a new antibiotic for his ear infection (sans penicillin), plus a steroid to reduce the rash, plus an antihistamine to help with the itching.  The rash could take 5-6 days to go away, so we’re going to have interesting Christmas pictures this year!