I woke up to roses this morning! So sweet and beautiful. Roses are one of my favorite things. Caitlin has an ear infection and Adam has strep on top of his 6 week ear infection. Which means Ryan will probably get it too. So we are home. Again. With sickness. The last two days were hideously cold and rainy. Today is gorgeous. It is tempting to just take the kids to a park. No one will know that they are sick... They are in bed resting. Watching TV, reading, playing. My house is a wreck. My hair is a wreck. Part of secretly likes when they are sick, because they will lay on me and snuggle and let me rock them. It it also nice to have a few days to stay home and not do anything. This is a pretty boring post. However this next part is for the grandparents and anyone who is intested. As a mom, I find it helpful to hear other people's stories about their kids health...
Here is what is up with Adam's ear.
First know he has his second pair of tubes.
6 weeks ago Adam went to the dr with an ear infection in his right ear. She couldn't see past all the drainage so she gave him a prescription for antibiotic drops and oral antibiotics. He did this for 10 days.
The day after he finished his meds. we left for our first night for Alabama. He complained his ear hurt.
On that sunday we drove to sc where my uncle Oscar, Dr. Lovelace checked out his ear and said he couldn't see past the drainage either. He gave him antibiotic shots. 2. And said that Adam needed to get to an ENT when we got back to texas to clean out the ear.
On Tuesday- we were in Richmond, VA at this point, Adam was complaining of his ear again. He cried through the night. I got an appt for thursday with an ENT in Va. She cleaned out the ear the best she could. But couldn't get it all. She said she thought the body was rejecting the tube and when we got back to texas he would need to see an ENT about taking said tube out. She also gave him antibiotics and more drops.
Adam's ear continued to hurt. I took him again to see an ENT in Greensboro, NC. He cleaned it out and finally he saw the tube! He agreed with the ent in Va. He gave us another antibiotic, ugh.
When I got back to Texas Adam was still in pain. I made an appt with an ENT. He didn't listen. He didn't like having kids in his office. So he sent us to ANOTHER pediatric ENT. Which is good, because he wasn't helpful. All he did was give us yet another prescription for an antibiotic. Which I didn't fill. Too much antibiotics can cause a fungus...
Ok so week 5 we make it to the pediatric ENT. He listens very well. No more antibiotics. And he scheduled to have his tube removed on the 23rd. Until then he just has to suffer through the pain. It is so hard to watch him hurt.