Friday, November 18, 2011

Rats (Another Ear Infection)

Nolan kept complaining that his ear was whistling the other day. I checked the hearing aid several times, but I couldn't hear any feedback. I did a listening check, and everything sounded A-OK.

Then, last night, he started screaming in pain. After a little while, he said, "I feel better now," and a thick stream of horribleness started pouring out of his ear. Another ear infection, another eardrum rupture.

Off to the pediatrician in the morning. Nolan insists that his ear is "all better" and that he doesn't need to see the doctor. I disagree...


Not sure if they'll try drops this time or an oral antibiotic. We prefer the oral route, since the drops cause so much pain. Also, I'm pretty sure the tube in that ear is gone, so the drops might not be as effective.

Ugh.

5 comments:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh, Leah, that just breaks my heart! Praying it clears up quickly,

Julie

rouchi said...

Ohhhhh noooo!! Gosh these ear infections !! Why can't they leave the kids alone !! Hope he gets better soon...

leah said...

It is horrible, rouchi - and he can't wear his hearing aids with the drainage so he is deaf and it is so hard to communicate. Hopefully this one will clear up fast. I should be able to get his right hearing aid back in by Saturday or Sunday, but the left one will take a while.

Kyla said...

Poor guy! I had an ear infection last year and MY GOODNESS it hurt! Now I feel acutely sorry for any kiddos with EIs. :(

The drops (not abx, but the antipyrine-benzocaine) worked wonders for my pain, though.

Susannah said...

:(

man, the hits keep on coming!!!