We’re still nursing our wounds over here, though I think we’re on the mend. At least my personal cold is starting to go away.
Dylan had his three year well-check at the pediatrician’s this week amidst his cold and the doctor told me he has a minor ear infection but that I can wait a few days to see if it goes away on its own. She called in antibiotics in case it doesn’t. The problem is, I don’t know if its getting worse or better so I’m basically just obsessing over it. I keep asking him if his ears hurt but he looks at me like I’m crazy and gives no indicative response. At the same time, he’s been extra sleepy and grouchy but that could be from the cold or the ear infection.
I sort of want to take him back to the doctor’s this afternoon to get his ears looked at again, but then I know that every time we enter a doctor’s office I’m exposing him to a million other germs and he’ll probably walk out with a new virus. In fact, the doctor told me she’s already seeing cases of the flu this year (but they don’t have the flu vaccine available yet…grrrr). She also told me that if he gets a fever that’s a good indication that the ear infection is worse, but that worries me, too, because the last time he had an ear infection so bad that it caused a fever, normal antibiotics didn’t work on it and he had to get injections, which was not only harder on his system but also had us in and out of the disease-ridden waiting room every day for a week. Guys, what should I do?
They said they might get the flu vaccine by Monday so if he’s not showing too many signs of an ear infection by then I was thinking of taking him in for the vaccine, which I will have to do eventually anyway, and asking someone to look at his ears while we’re there. And I guess if he starts to get a fever before then I’ll just start treating him with antibiotics and hope they are strong enough to work. Okay, that sounds like a plan. Good talk. Thanks for the advice.
Be back soon with an exciting post about what I ate for breakfast! (Hint: I had to peel something!)