Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This and That

Antibiotic Resistant Ear Infections.  Yup.  That's what we're dealing with.  Max was up again all night Sunday, and I went back to the pediatrician yesterday morning.  I got the patronizing pat-on-the-head from the Medical Assistant, who told me that it was most likely that Max's ear was healing and that's why he was digging at it, and that maybe he had a viral infection on top of the ear infection healing.  Then the Pediatrician looked in his ears and was shocked to see that despite two rounds of very strong antibiotics, his ears were still incredibly infected.  Score one for Mom's intuition.  The last option is a round of injectable antibiotics.  So Max had a shot yesterday, one today, and one more tomorrow.  The doc will check his ears tomorrow, and if they aren't cleared up, we'll be headed back to our favorite hospital where they will drain his ears, place tubes, and we'll probably have a day or two inpatient for IV antibiotics.   He's running a mild fever right now.

I am so sick of ear infections.

I met my husband for a quick lunch after Dr visit (and shot #2) this afternoon.  We ate at a Chinese resteraunt, and as is tradition, sat and read the forune cookies afterwards.

Mine: You will be receiving good news from a far distance.
My husband's: Follow your beliefs.

Both pretty typical, right?  Then we opened the one they gave us for Max.

Max's: A romantic mystery will enter your life. 

So how come the baby gets the most interesting fortune?  Why can't I have a romantic mystery?


Last night at Family Home Evening, we were singing "I Feel My Savior's Love."  My girls learned the sign language to go with it, and were proudly showing it to us.  Max was watching intently, and started pretending to sign towards the end of the song which brought a big smile to the girls' faces.

It took more than one tissue to wipe the tears away.


  1. Poor little guy! Geez, you guys have sure had it rough lately! I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed that his ears will be better!

  2. I am so sorry about the perpetual ear yuckies. Poor guy. I hope these injections help.

    And I loved the story about FHE. So sweet.

  3. I love readding, and thanks for your artical.........................................

  4. Man, Stacy. I'm sorry Max is having such a rough go and therefore you are as well. But just picture me with pom-poms and jumping around:
    "Goooo, Stacy!"

    Okay, I can't picture me that way, either, but maybe it's good for a laugh. :) Just know that I'm thinking about you and hoping things settle down soon.


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