Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bunch Of Sickos

Friday afternoon Joey started wailing and crying that his ear hurt. Joey is not a complainer so I immediately took him in to the clinic and confirmed that he did indeed have a bad ear infection. We went to Walgreens, filled his prescription for Amoxicillin and began the healing process.

On Sunday evening Ben began covering his ear and whining. He would say "EAR!!! OWW!" and then cry and cry. I gave him Ibuprofin to get him through the night (and another dose in the middle of the night when he woke up in pain), and then scheduled the doctor appointment first thing Monday morning. And sure enough the doctor confirmed a double ear infection to my boy who has never had one ear infection. So, we again went to Walgreens and filled the prescription for Amoxicillin.

That brings us to this morning. Tommy woke up in the wee small hours of the morning crying and complaining of pain, but wasn't sure if it was his sore throat, his stuffy nose, or what it was. As of 8:00 this morning he is sure it is his ear even though the doctor checked his ears on Monday and gave him the "all clear". The crying is more and more constant as the morning wears on and he does indeed have a temperature. Another surprise ear infection for a boy who has never had one.

So for the third time in less than a week I will trudge my boys to the clinic to have some delicate ears checked. Then I will proceed to Walgreens (I swear I could drive there with my eyes closed by now) to fill out yet another prescription for Amoxicillin. When I return home my fridge will be filled with 6 bottles of the pink bubble gum flavored medicine. And, hopefully, that will be it. Spring will come, no more colds will be had, and peace will be restored in all the land.

Or at least no more ear infections.

45 comments:

Shauna said...

I hope everyone feels better soon!
♥ Hugs!

Octamom said...

Hope that all six of those ears are healing up!!!

Blessings!

Tam said...

AW I hope things start to look up soon...It is time for SPRING and goodbye to all these GERMS! Take care and I hope everyone feels better soon!!!

CissaLynn said...

Awww! Poor little guys!!! I hope the meds. kick in quickly and they feel better soon!!!
Hang in there, girl!!! :)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Hope they feel better soon! That's how I felt in December- like I should buy stock in Walgreens!

April said...

Ouch, those poor boys! Ear infections are the WORST! :-p HOpe they feel better soon!

Tammy said...

Hope your boys feel better soon. I guess it time for another round of crazy cleaning. That's what I tend to do if everyone gets sick in my house.

Mom24 said...

Your lips to God's ears. Hope they're all feeling better very soon.

Don't you get it--pregnant colds are the worst!

Brittany said...

Winter needs to end!! That's the only way all this sickness is going to go away!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I'm impressed you have managed to keep them from ear infections this long. Well done, K. I hope you and the house of yummy pink are all feeling hunky dorey soon.

painted maypole said...

i used to get them every winter when I was a child. fortunately I outgrew them. ;) hope all are well soon.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, that stinks. I can't imagine trying to keep track of who had what dose and when!! (you did this all wrong, you're supposed to spread it out so that you are waiting on sick kids for months, not get it over all in one go!) ;-)
All that while pregnant. I'm thinking of you!

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Aww, poor guys! Somehow (knock on wood) my kids have escaped ear infections. I imagine they must hurt!!

Megan said...

Sorry about all of that! Hopefully everyone will be feeling MUCH better soon!!

High Heeled Mama said...

I feel your pain. We've been sick here, too and I keep waiting for peanut's to turn into an ear infection since mine turned into a sinus/chest infection.

Hope they all feel better soon and that mama is spared!

Kristin said...

Hopefully the worse of the fevers, pain and crying is over...and that good ol' antibiotics will do the trick! Can't wait for spring!!

Robyn said...

I hope they are feeling better asap.

A Buns Life said...

Wowsa! I hope those drugs work and everyone is feeling better asap!!

Stephanie said...

Do you ever feel that some things that happen should be in a sitcom? Why can't it just all happen at once? Hope everyone gets well soon! Yummy pink bottles of bubble gum medicine ;)

Tonya said...

oh man all at once! Hang in there mama and spring will be here in about 5 weeks now!

Kelly said...

I hate when sickness flows through the house!! Hopefully this will be the end of it for you all!

Kassandra said...

Ugh I know how you feel. Well how he does. Ive had one before and it was horried

Elaine A. said...

Well, at least this way no one feels left out, right? ; )

Sorry everyone is sick. Hope they all feel TONS better once those "drugs" kick in!

Krystyn said...

Oh, no! 3 sick boys and an exhausted momma! Three strikes, right? Hopefully you are done!

HM said...

Geese! Poor kids. You going to make it through this??? :)

Cyndi said...

Poor boys. I hope they heal fast.

LaskiGal said...

This has got to be the worst time of the year. It is like winter wants to take one more swipe at you before spring comes in to rescue us . . .

Clearly, these sickies have no idea who they are dealing with. You'll show 'em!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I hate this time of the year when everyone's battling something! I hope everyone feels better soon.
xoxo

tweetey30 said...

I have to admit I have gotten lucky there. Neither of the girls have gotten sick real bad. My youngest has had one ear infection. She was six months old but other than that none...

Beck said...

Poor munchkins! I hope everyone is feeling better today.

Lisa said...

ear infections are no fun at all! The only bonus about them is you can do something about it w/ the medicine. Hope peace is restored at your house, and thanks for stopping by this morn'n!!! Hugs to you & your growing belly too!

maggie's mind said...

Sheesh, that's a whole lotta sick all in one place. Hope all are well soon.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh dear--that's a lot of pink drugs to keep straight! Good luck--hope it all passes by the weekend.

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

I am reading about so many people being sick lately. I hope all of you are feeling well very soon!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

My son had tubes in his ears, twice now, and he's only two. I think I need to own stock in Amoxicillin.

Fire Hunt said...

I hope they heal fast
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lime said...

ugh, so hard when all of them are sick at once. hope they are all feeling better soon.

ewe are here said...

Wow! What a crappy coincidence.
I hope they feel better soon.


We've yet to experience 'the joys' of the ear infection here... I had no idea they were that contagious!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Poor guys!
I well remember those days.
I had MY first ear infection last year and was shocked at how painful it was! No wonder kids cry!

abritdifferent said...

I'm impressed two of them didn't get one by now. That's good going, especially with older siblings.

raino said...

yikes. ear aches are awful.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Only recall one ear-infection episode in all my years of parenting five kids. Elizabeth was 8 and she got a double. YIKES!!! That was horrible -- I can't imagine THREE AT ONCE!

Prayers flooding up for you!

Dani said...

I hope everyone gets better soon. Ear infections are tricky!!! You wouldn't think that they are caused by a bacteria but they are! My son had one earlier this winter, he gave it to daddy, and then to grandma. Unfortunately, it seems like that's what happened to your boys. Poor babies!!!

Momisodes said...

Yikes! I am so sorry to hear everyone had ear infections. They are just awful. My daughter had them for the first time this winter as well.

Spring cannot come soon enough!

Chaotic Joy said...

I hope you are all well by now. Do you have a Publix where you live? Amoxicillian is free at Publix.

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