Monday, March 29, 2010

Poor Caleb

My poor little man has an ear infection. I guess he got his mommy's ear problems. I plan to ask his doctor about putting tubes in his ears so maybe he won't have the problems I have had.

Saturday night was a nightmare! Poor Ryan and I were up all night with Caleb crying. I originally thought he was hurting because of the vaccines he got a few days before. On Sunday morning, we woke up and I noticed Caleb had stuff coming from his little ear. I called the doctor and they saw us immediately. His eardrum ruptured from the fluid and pressure. His hearing may be a little off for a few days, but his pain should be getting better. I have to take him back at the end of the week to make sure it has healed. He's taking an antibiotic and seems to be feeling better.

There are two lessons we learned from this: when babies have ear problems they do not always pull at their ears (like the What To Expect the First Year book describes) and it's really great to have a pediatrician who sees children through the weekend. Our pediatrician is absolutely wonderful! He seems like a really wonderful grandfather type man and Caleb and I really like him. The office has many other pediatricians so we're very lucky to have someone who can see us any time.

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