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Tuesday, 28 November 2006
Oh,Thank God!

I took Anya to the Dr this afternoon. She has an ear infectino! She's not just crying for no understandable reason. She's in pain!

Ok, maybe that's not exactly good news, but um, it's pretty close.

The sleeplessness is explainedIt is not going to be any better tonight
It might improve once she's druggedThe drugs give her horrible diarrhea
The fact that she won't sleep is not necesarily my faultThe drugs give her horrible diaper rash
I feel better alreadyThe drugs give her a yeast infection
We have a clear course of action - antibiotic and ear dropsThe antibiotic tastes nasty - she's not going to like it
She's one step closer to getting tubesTubes made Ally a lot happier
 She has a goddamn ear infection

The worst part, though, is that she didn't even have a fever. That sucks. It means that I have no way of knowing if she's just being a butt, or is actually hurting.

Anya's doctor didn't have any open appointments today, so I saw a different one at the practice. He said their standard protocol is to refer to an ENT after 3 months of not clearing fluid or 6 infections in a year. If I remember right (and I am going to check my archives as soon as I'm done with this) she was first diagnosed with fluid on Oct 15th. So, we're almost there. She's not clearing the fluid between infections just like Ally. hopefully we can get her tubes much earlier and avoid much of the pain and suffering all around. I really don't want Anya's hearing affected. We caught Ally's in time, but her speech was a little delayed because of her ear problems.

She's sleeping right now with ear drops soaking into her little ear. I hope it helps. Poor kid.

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Wednesday, 29 November 2006 - 06:56 CST

Name: "Jenny"
Home Page: http://blogs.chron.com/mamadrama/

Poor baby!  Those things are not fun.

 Of course...neither is the treatment.  sigh.

Wednesday, 29 November 2006 - 07:11 CST

Name: "ktjrdn"
Home Page: https://ktjrdn.tripod.com/whats_new/

Nope. But Anya actually does much better with the antibiotic than Ally did. It took 2 (sometimes 3) people to get Ally to take any medicine. Anya just sucks on the syringe. She sometimes blows medicine back out, but all in all, the medicine going in isn't too bad. It's the end (haha) product that is bad.

Wednesday, 29 November 2006 - 12:52 CST

Name: "sunShine"
Home Page: http://gapeaches.blogspot.com

I am so sorry that she has an ear infection. I too had ear problems as a child. I had my tonsils removed and tubes in my ears and very rarely after that really ever got sick. I would get the occasional season cold or flu, but I have never had strep throat or an ear infection since. Good luck with that. Maybe since you have already been through this with your other daughter the doctor will listen to you and not make you wait for all of those infections. I hope she is feeling and sleeping better soon. Sleep deprivation sucks!

Thursday, 30 November 2006 - 07:15 CST

Name: "erin"
Home Page: http://the-looney-bin.blogspot.com

I am glad that the reason Anya wasn't sleeping wasn't because she's taken to making you crazy, but because there was actually something wrong.  But, of course, sorry that she's sick again.  Hopefully you guys can get through the last little bit and then move on to the tubes and just get over this already.  I'm thinking about you!  

PS: for that nasty antibiotic inspired diaper-rash, I totally recommend Calmoseptine.  You can get it at the pharmacy counter at Target.  It's in a green and white tube and it works very well.  Usually one application will clear up the diaper rash that's so bad it bleeds.  Good stuff. 

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