A week later it was still there so we went to the ER because I went into a state of panic and my imagination got the best of me. I Googled myself crazy and started diagnosing her with three different types of lymphoma. I needed assurance that I was wrong. The ER doctor didn't so much as touch it or test it and said it was a lymph node and sent us home. Holy Angry Mama!!!!!
The next day I took her back to the pediatriation and saw another doctor who said it was not a lymph node but an infected salivary gland. The plan was for her to take another antibiotic and suck on sour candies.
After another week and no progress I took matters into my own hands and called an ENT. They said it was a salivary gland, but to get to get an ultrasound just to be sure.
After and ultrasound and CT scan she was diagnosed with a branchial cleft cyst. A birth defect that doesn't show itself until teen years or adulthood. It had to be removed. So a week later we went to an outpatient surgery center: