Monday, December 18, 2006

E is for Earaches and Emergency Rooms

Last night, we attended a dinner party with Ray's team he works with. The kids were with us as this was a kid friendly party. The whole time, Audrey was a bear. She was fussing, nothing made her happy, and she seemed very tired even after a three hour nap earlier in the day.

On the ride home, she cried the entire time and continued to cry once we got home. Finally, close to 11:00pm, we decided we didn't know what was up with her after we tried giving her a bottle, numbing ear drops, tylenol, you name. So Ray took her to the emergency room. Lucky for him, he only had to wait about 45 minutes to see a doctor while others in the waiting room had been waiting for hours. We don't know if it was due to Audrey's continual crying or the fact that Ray reminded whoever he saw that I work for that hospital as well.

About a week ago, I took Audrey in for another ear infection. She had just finished that medication on Friday and lo and behold, she has another ear infection. And this one must be bad considering the amount of crying she did in an eight hour period. So I stayed home with her today, and we shall see how tonight goes. She's on stronger medication, so we are keeping our fingers crossed.

9 comments:

EC said...

Oh, The poor thing :(

I hope she feels better soon!!

Kellie said...

Poor baby...hope she is doing better!! If it's any consolation, we didn't get much sleep in this house, either. Sending happy thoughts to you and Audrey!!

Rachel said...

Oh, so sorry to hear that Audrey is feeling bad so close to the holidays. I hope the new medication works this time and quickly! Has her doc discussed doing anything to prevent more infections?

CPA Mom said...

Goodness, I know what you are going through. Hopefully this medication will work. Has she had a lot of ear infections and normally gets amoxicillin? Tigger is immune to that now and I always have to ask for Omnicef or something stronger right off.

Susan in va said...

Oh, my....been there, done that. I feel for you guys. I was up all night two nights ago with Funny Girl. She cried from midnight until 4:30 am saying "My eyes are hurting Mommy! My eyes!" Turned out it was pink eye! Can you believe I've had 3 children and they've NEVER had pink eye! Go figure.

I hope little Audrey starts to feel better. I know how bad those ears can hurt!!

Happy Working Mom said...

Poor little Audrey :( I really hope the stronger medicine works...especially with Christmas just a week away.

What The Hell Is This? said...

Poor baby!!! ugh... hope she gets to feeling better soon.

Lost A Sock said...

Poor baby. I hope she feels better soon!

SJ said...

I hope you are able to nip the ear infections in the bud - it all sounds so familiar and hits close to home for me. Get better soon Audrey!