Over this last year I experienced my very first ever ear infection. It was a double ear infection and it was awful! I felt terrible and I was in pain all day long. Once I was given antibiotics, I felt better within a day or two. I handled my ear infection pretty well, but I am an adult and am equipped to deal with pain – heck I am a mom! Pain is my middle name.
What I am not equipped to deal with is my child in pain. Watching my child hurt is incredibly difficult for me. I want to kiss the scratched and booboos and make them all better. I do not deal well with the inability to help. This frustrates and worries me. What is terrifying for me is when I don’t know what is wrong and I have no idea how to make everything all right again!
My little guy was unable to take a nap because he was in pain. He sat in his room crying and rubbing his ear. I went to check on him. When I looked in his ear it was almost swollen shut and bright red. This completely freaked me out. Then my little guy, who is so not a fan of doctors, asks me to call the doctor to make him feel better.
Needless to say I got my child dressed and ready –lickety split- and we went to the doctor’s office to see what he could see. Ear infection was the diagnosis and an antibiotic was the course of action being provided. Since I have had an ear infection myself, I can empathize with the pain my son has been going through. Hopefully I can help ease his pain a little too.
I am so thankful that is wasn’t something super scary. I can deal with an ear infection. Little man is taking his medicine like a champ and hopefully in a day or so he will be feeling 100%. Until then we are taking it easy and cashing in on some cuddle time.
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