Our pediatrician didn't seem to be as concerned about this little incident as the ER MD was. I'm not sure whether to be glad about that, or not! She said she didn't think it had been infected at all...just really irritated. She was also questioning why the ER doctor didn't do a culture on it.
This, of course, was a question I could not answer.
Ultimately, she is an excellent physician and I trust her completely. She gave us a stronger topical antibiotic and told me to put him on oral benadryl. She bandaged him up and said he'd be good to go in 4 or 5 days.
I took everybody to Chick-Fil-A for lunch as a treat! On the way home, we got a flat tire! Dan had to leave work to come and rescue us! All is well now!
......and this is just Day 3 of summer vacation!!!