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Monday, November 15, 2010

The goop is back

Baby has been off of antibiotics for exactly 5 days. On day four, the goop came back. In her eyes. In her nose. Bleh. Which means that the ear infection is probably back, as well.

But she still wakes up smiling. She is such a sweet, happy girl!

Nevertheless, we scheduled to get tubes put in her ears for Friday morning. We had to go with the doctor I’m not too crazy about. The other one just can’t get us in until next month, and I can’t see putting Baby through yet another round of antibiotics (or maybe two by the time our appointment would be).

So, the countdown begins. I’m hopeful that this will be the resolution we’ve been looking for. Hopeful that this will be then end to the ear infections and constant antibiotics ... and the subsequent tummy aches and diaper rashes. Hopeful that we can stop feeling like we basically live at the doctor’s office.

I’m also anxious. Anxious about the anesthesia and about the procedure itself. Anxious about the fact that Baby can’t eat or drink anything from midnight until after her 8 am procedure. Um, have you ever tried to explain to an almost-one-year-old that she can’t have what she wants when she wants it? Yeah. I’m not counting on that being a walk in the park.

But I am looking forward to this being the end of the yucky and the beginning of the healthy.

On that note, I do have one small public service announcement: if your child is prone to ear infections, please, PLEASE don’t do feedings where your baby is lying flat on his/her back. I don’t do this with mine, but they do it at her day care. They lay all the kids on the floor, flat on their backs, and give them their bottles. I know this is easier, but it makes ear infections worse. I don’t know exactly why, but that’s what the doctors tell me.

Please be vigilant. Had I realized what was going on sooner, I might have prevented some of the issues Baby has endured.


  1. Wish I could be there to help you Thursday night(Friday Morning). I know it's not going to be easy. I will be praying for your family that it can all go as smoothly as possible.

  2. Praying it goes super smoothly! :) YAY for getting healthy! Boo, for having to have tubes!

  3. Here is my words of wisdom for dealing with Baby not having anything to eat or drink... She should have to stop eating and drinking {aka milk} solids 8 hours before surgery and stop the clear liquids 4 hours before surgery. Give her apple juice if she wakes up past her 8 hour window but still within that 4 hour window. Otherwise don't get her up just until you are about to walk out the door. If her surgery is at 8am chances are you'll have to be there by 6am and so she will be so off her routine I bet she will actually suprise you how smoothly things will go. Make sure you take a bottle with you for after she is out of surgery, juice or clear liquid first and then milk. I always take two bottles. They will have juice for you if you want to drink theirs but I like to know what I am giving my kiddo so I always take my own. But they will call you the night before to give you all of your final details. Just remember it is really quick and she will feel great after it is all said and done. Hugs my dear!

  4. Wow, it is totally against daycare policy to feed the kids on their backs here. I wonder if that is the reasoning behind it?

    I hope everything goes great for her surgery. I'm sure it will!!

  5. I hope this solves the problems too. Just keep telling yourself, "it's only eight minutes. it's only eight minutes. it's only..."

  6. Sending prayers that it all goes smoothly!