Monday, December 07, 2009

Double Ear Infection for Little Miss


Poor baby. She's been a clingy, fussy, drooly, nose-runny, unhappy mess for the past five days and six nights. Won't eat. Won't sleep. Six nights of waking up crying every few hours-- inconsolable unless snuggled tight in the rocking chair by Mama for hours on end. Irritable, agitated, on-edge. Fever on-and-off. Just not herself. At all. Finally we brought her to our beloved Dr. Aleks first thing this morning... diagnosis: double ear infection... prescription: antibiotics and a strict regimen of motrin and tylenol. Within a few hours (and after a much needed 2.5 hour nap... finally! [after 3 days straight of not napping]) she was already on track to returning to her normal-cheery-Meera-self. We're on the road to recovery. "We" intentional. One sick brings us all down. For the J-M's it is all for one and one for all... and we all feel it when one is out of commission. Tonight it was rigatoni and meatballs, caesar salad, and garlic bread for dinner (a fav for all three bambinos, who each, including Meera, ate a ton)... and the day was ending feeling like maybe -- just maybe -- we're going to get back on track after a few days of derailment.

4 comments:

MorMor said...

Thank God for medicine, love and moms and dads. xoxo

Jen Slavin said...

Poor sweet baby! Healing wishes to you all!

Ani said...

Poor baby! Ear infections are NO fun!

Malia'sMama said...

Malia has never had one... I am so grateful when I hear how rough these are on little ones. poor baby Meera. xo