Monday, January 7, 2008

Go Figure

So we have been dealing with multiple recurrent ear infections with Bubbie since the age of 6 months. He had one after the other from January to March of last year. He seemed to of made a full recovery during the spring and summer but as the fall months approached they (the ear infections) returned.

We are currently treating our 4th ear infection in a matter of 9 weeks. It is very frustrating and I feel so bad for Bubbie.

We are scheduled to see the ENT specialist at the end of this month, I can not wait. I am actually hoping they will put the tubes in his ears. The poor kid needs a break. I believe the current infection is just plain resistant to even the strong antibiotics, we shall see, we are on our 3 class of antibiotics now.

So for the past 5 days the poor kid and his wonderful parents have had absolutely no sleep. I can only image how hard it is to sleep with the pressure behind his ear drums and the cough that just won't let up. To top it all off he only wants to lay on his 6 1/2 month pregnant mothers belly.
Picture this: a 32 lb toddler laying on your 26 week pregnant belly (tossing and turning all night) while the little one inside you kicks constantly (most likely in protest to the pressure from his brother) and you are stuck laying on your back. How much sleep do you think you would get?

So, last night Bubbies made a turn for the better, the cough has subsided, the fever is gone and he was ready for a good night sleep. Sleep he did, for a straight 10 hours, God knows he needed it. Momma on the other hand didn't. Go Figure! Why?! God knows I was tired and no one was climbing all over me. It was the lack of activity and fussy that kept me up. I had to keep checking to see if he was OK, it had been so long since he was able to sleep I thought something must be wrong.

Needless to say he was in great spirits this morning, which makes up for my lack of sleep. I just hope tonight we both get the hours needed and then all the spirits in our house will be good!


  1. Poor, poor boy (and mama too). I hope they can find a solution, tubes, something.

    I also hope you get some rest Ms. Preggo. That's rough.

  2. poor little guy :( I am so glad he is feeling better!!

    Hope you can get some rest!

  3. that sounds rough but man he is cute. hope you get some sleep tonight.

  4. Oh, I just love the heinie in the air. Good luck tonight!