Sunday, October 14, 2007

And the ear infection keeps on. . .

Keeping on.

Back to the dr. on Friday and her ear infection is raging on as it has been the last 3 weeks. Poor girl. We decided to bring out the big guns and go with an antibiotic that is delivered as a single injection. She was not expecting that.

After the injection as I'm trying to calm her & so we're nursing. They also asked us to wait 15 minutes after the injection because, you know, some kids go in to anaphylactic shock after getting this antibiotic.

So she's crying and nursing. Feeling mad, angry, betrayed.

Nurse. Nurse. Nurse. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.

That's right, honey, you just take it out on the breast. It's okay. You're okay.

And she doesn't seem to be calming down. Well, she stopped crying, she relaxed, she started nursing nicely but she still seemed pretty worked up.

Oh.

She's red-faced. That's what it is. Oh. And her legs are all red. So are her arms.

And she's starting to swell.

So I get the nurse who agrees that she's broken out into hives but reassures me that she's breathing fine and that's really what we worry about. She's going to go find the dr. 15 minutes later the dr comes in and the hives have resolved themselves. She looks more mottled, like she'd just thrown a fit (which she had.)

So it all turned out okay (hamdillah) and now we just wait and see how she feels. This morning? Not tons of improvement. Of course, her Uncle Jeeb and Aunt Aline left this morning (they came down Friday) and that's enough to make any kid feel crabby. She loves them & was very sad to see them go.

All I know is her first nap of the day was at 9 (early, early early, especially since she slept until 7 today) so who knows what the rest of the day will hold?

Anyway, Eid Mubarak everyone!

3 comments:

dawn224 said...

Ug. Yes, take it out on the breast indeed.

What's hamdillah? I hate not knowing stuff. And admitting it in public.

Anonymous said...

Funny how everyone we tell about the ear infection always says something along the lines of "oh those are bad, my kid(s) had them until they were like 3 or 4 years old!" Why do people say this to new parents? Its not helpful!
scully
p.s. Dawn hamidillah means thanks to allah, very similar to spanish "ojala" which means hopefully.

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