I got a call from daycare yesterday letting me know that Joshua was running a temperature and she was going to give him some Tylenol. He’s cutting his EIGHTH tooth, so we thought it was probably just that. She called back right as my last class for the day was ending and said that his fever had gone up. So I called the pediatrician, ran out of the building and flew like the wind to get him picked up and to the doctor’s office.
I do not mess around with fevers. There is almost nothing about illnesses that scares me more than fevers.
So, we got to the pediatrician’s office and as we were sitting in the waiting room, I noticed that Joshua was just really…listless. He wanted to look around at things, but he mostly just sat with his head on my chest. That is not normal behavior for my little guy.
We got called back and he tore up the paper like he usually does, but he wasn’t as enthusiastic as he normally is. (Normally, I’m begging to take a roll of that home with us. Mess be damned. He loves that paper.) The doctor came in and checked his lungs and said they sounded fine. Then she laid him down to check his ears. When he was laying down, she couldn’t see any infection behind his ear drums, but then she sat him up and looked again and sure enough, another ear infection. It’s only in his left ear, though, instead of both like last time.
She called in a prescription, we paid our $35, and we were on our way.
I’m over this ear infection business. For real. I’m tired of my son getting ear infections for no good reason and me not being able to do anything to really help him. I hate when he feels so bad. HATE it. I want to take it away for him and let him be his normal, relatively happy-baby self. Stupid, stupid ear infections!
Anyway, we got home and he just wanted to snuggle. He’d soaked through a diaper, so I changed his clothes and we came into the living room and sat down and within minutes, he’d laid his head on my chest and gone to sleep. Just like that. No fussing, no rocking, just asleep.
MY POOR BABY! It broke my heart and soothed my soul at the same time. I love having him nap on my chest, but I hate that he felt so bad.
He seems to be feeling a little better this morning, but I stayed home from work today to snuggle him if he needs it. We’ll see how the day goes.