Yet Another Whiny Post About My Kid’s Ears

I think the title pretty much says it all. After Charlie cried during his Feldenkrais appointment (that never happens), and refused to do a thing for his instructor (another favorite) I knew something was up.

When you have a high-need child, a certain amount of post-traumatic stress exists and it’s hard to believe that your child might be suffering from something as benign as an ear infection or a sore throat, but I went ahead and scheduled an appointment with the pediatrician as a starting point. Well, it was an ending point too. His ear infections (that’s two) aren’t any better and they may be worse.

I realize that my child has heart surgery, brain surgery, feeding tube surgery, and a host of other fun procedures. I should not be this upset about an ear infection, but he’s miserable, therapy is a bust, and I feel like I should be DOING something. I just have to give him this new anti-biotic and if he doesn’t seem to feel better by tomorrow then I have to go back in again. It kills me to think about the hours of therapy that he’s missing AND he’s lost about two pounds since this whole thing started. ARG!

In other news, Charlie went to his first wedding reception and his first crawfish boil this weekend and as long as I keep the Motrin coming regularly, he seems to be in a good enough mood. He saw all his grandparents and all his aunts and uncles in about one twenty-four period and did just fine. I wore a really cute dress that spun out when I turned, but I forgot to get someone to take my picture. Oh well. I didn’t let Charlie eat any crawfish since he’s not quite two yet, but he did eat a lot of enchilada dip. In general, things are fine, but I will be even happier when I get my usual, happy-go-lucky kid back.

Having picture issues, so if you want to see Charlie at the crawfish boil, puruse my Flickr stream over there——->

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  1. you are certainly not whining. it’s very upsetting when the kiddos are sick and especially when they’re losing weight. coincidentally, i just blogged about adam being sick.

    hope the new antibiotic works and charlie is feeling better tomorrow. thinking of you both.

  2. There is nothing worse than a sick baby. So you shouldn’t think of it as whining it’s just mommas worry. I sure hope he’s feeling better soon. FYI my friends child was constant with ear infections doc always said, feed him yogurt.
    Take care.

  3. Nadine Hightower says:

    He looks very content despite the ear problem.

  4. Like Beth said, you are most definitely not whining. I’ve also despaired over seemingly ordinary things like ear infections and sore throats when Max has had them. It’s like, HAS HE NOT SUFFERED ENOUGH IN THIS LIFETIME?

    I’m betting the antibiotic has kicked in, hoping Charlie is back to his cheerful self.

    Perhaps you can distract yourself with some of the fine cleaning tips you seem to have picked up? :)

  5. therextras says:

    I am sympathetic, too. You can say nothing else is the same but I have lived the almost continuous ear infection thing.

    Antibiotics are good.

    My Hubby could not bear the idea of surgery, but fortunately a doc talked him into tubes when ours was 10 years old.


    Sending prayers for Charlie. Barbara

  6. I’m the same way when the kids are sick. As hard as it is to take a break, sometimes you just have to take those down days and let them relax and just get better.