I've tried to be a laid back kind of mom. I don't like to call the doctor over every little thing. My kids have been fortunate enough to never visit an emergency room.
But last night when both kids were up several times complaining of ears hurting, I grew mildly concerned. They've had a wet cough all week to boot. I checked their temperatures first thing this morning, and they were sitting around 100 degrees.
"Hey Daddy, that water in Miles' ear must have leaked out some ear wax."
"Uh, ear wax doesn't leak out", he told me.
My kids have never had an ear infections, and I wasn't sure how to go about treating it. So we took them into the doctor. Both kids have ear infections. Sigh. Well, at least that made the co-pay worthwhile. I hate paying for an appt to be told "They're fine". We've got ear drops, and antibiotics on standby.
Here's hoping both boys get well soon.
I'm taking tips on how to make the kids more comfortable, if you have any.