Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Knock on wood

We are hardly ever sick. I don't remember the last time we missed church due to someone being sick in our household. Usually when we do miss church it is because we are out of town or I have had a baby.

Joseph had a runny nose lately, just barely, it would be runny to the end of his nose then dry up quickly. He passed this on to Sarah, although she had clear runny nose for maybe a day and a half, then passed it on to Brent, who bless him, is miserable.
Anyway, Sarah woke me at 4:30am this morning whimpering. She had wrapped herself in her blankey and when I took her to lay down again, started cry/screaming. When I finally got her to calm down she said her ear hurt. Mind you, this girl NEVER complains unless something is really wrong.

I ended up coming downstairs with her, giving her medicine and we rocked and told stories and I tried to keep her cozy in between bouts of crying and just laying on my lap. Finally at around 9:00am she fell asleep. I had called the doc for a 10:50am appt.
I always think, I am just worrying to much? will this go away on its own? We hardly ever go to the doc. and this time I knew I wasn't worrying to much and this most likely wouldn't go away on its own. If it was an ear infection, she needed meds.

I grew up with ear infections and had them ALL the time, so I completely sympathize. Still to this day if I get a cold and don't constantly blow my nose, I will get an ear infection. Thankfully my kids have not inherited this from me.

So I took Sarah in....and as we are waiting she is happy and active and acts completely normal. I just love when that happens...it makes you think "was she really crying and screaming just an hour ago?" "did I really need to bring her in?".....well, her ear drum burst sometime between this morning and the doc. visit. She had a whole bunch of drainage in her poor ear. I felt soooo bad. I had NO clue. She has acted like her happy self this whole time and if her ear ever hurt before this, she never told us. (and this girl is smart enough to tell us). She told the dr. all about everything she could think of, so he saw that she was probably in pain but acted totally happy.

Now she is peacefully sleeping and hopefully will stay that way for a couple of hours. Maybe I could get a nap too?!

So here is to 10 days on meds, $60 for ear drops to help her ear drum heal, praying Brent feels better soon and knock on wood that me and Megan avoid this cold, especially before baby Daniel comes!