Thursday, December 20, 2007

Double your pleasure

The doctor found not a single, but a double ear infection in Jack this morning. You could have knocked me over with that diagnosis. He wasn't pulling on his ears, he wasn't screaming in the middle of the night.

He woke at 8:45 this morning -- a sure tipoff he is ill -- and I am pretty sure it is the sickest I have ever seen this poor little boy. He was lethargic and coughed all night and his nose was running a disgusting amount and he just looked sick. Poor kid was up every hour during the night and I just felt so bad for him.

Thankfully we got in this morning and we were on our merry way with prescriptions for a once-a-day antibiotic and ear drops in no time at all. As an aside, how awesome is a one-dose-per-day medicine? No remembering the doses, no waking a sleeping child, no coercing them to swallow several times per day. I think all medication should henceforth be dispensed in this manner.


Doc says Jack should be back to normal in 48 hours and I am thrilled it's something non-communicable to the pregnant Mommy. Although I am sure I will find a way to catch an ear infection.

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Blogger Orah said...

how did you get once a day meds and we got the ole pink stuff twice a day this past sunday for also a double ear infection?!?!

within two doses adam was practically back to normal though, thankfully.

December 20, 2007 10:56 PM  
Blogger snarflemarfle said...

Awwww...poor Jack! X-man never really tugged on his ears either through all of his ear infections. Most of them I didn't even realize he was sick or not feeling well...we'd get to the ped visit and he'd say, "Yep, both ears are infected again."

Hope Jack gets better soon...and that the antibiotics don't give him too horrible of dirty diapers!!

December 21, 2007 6:56 AM  

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