Thursday, January 26, 2012

1st ear infection

Our poor baby had her first ear infection. The week started on Monday with Amelia not really wanting to eat much or take a nap. Tuesday was fine. But Tuesday night it started. She woke up 3 times during the night. That is totally out of character! She would just fuss and toss around, but I honestly was not suspecting an ear infection. She was not running a fever or anything. On Wednesday, my mom said she only napped for 45 minutes and as the day went on, she went from fussy to miserable. Still no fever, but we gave her Tylenol anyway. She responded great to the Tylenol and perked up a bit. The pediatrician couldn't see her that day, so we continued with Tylenol every 4 hours and went to the doctor Thursday morning. We saw the nurse practitioner. We had noticed that Amelia was hitting her head on the left side, so I suspected a left ear infection. Wrong! Her left ear was perfect, but her right ear was badly infected! She was given a prescription for amoxicillin for 10 days. The amoxicillin is not pink and yummy like when I was a kid. She is doing better and sleeping a lot! We will go back for a recheck in 2 weeks.

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