What a Mess!

May 12, 2011

My poor little boy is such a wreck.  He’s so happy most of the time; but I just feel so bad for him Sad smile He had surgery back in mid April.  He got a cold about a week before his surgery, and then about the time when we were finishing up antibiotics for the surgery, he got a double ear infection.  Then from being on antibiotics for 3 1/2 weeks straight, he ended up with a yeast infection, which just doesn’t seem to want to go away!DSC08186To top it off, he cut his first tooth, which was nightmarish, and is currently working on the second tooth; which has led him to be extra cranky over the last day and a half… or so I thought.

Then last night he screamed, and screamed, and screamed.  Then finally fell asleep – but only upright.  I just knew then that it was his ears bothering him again. He finally slept through the rest of the night and I let him sleep in this morning (until 9:30am!) He woke up with a fever, and a little bit of crankiness; but slightly less active or happy.  I called the Dr. right away and got him scheduled.

On the way there, my car had a flat tire. Ugh. just what I needed.

Cut to the Dr’s office, and I figure out that my little boy has a ruptured ear drum. Sad smile He gave us a prescription for another type of antibiotic, some ear drops, and some cream for his yeast infection (since the other stuff just is not working.)  The Dr. said that his yeast infection is ‘quite impressive.’  I don’t know that he meant that as a good thing or not…

So my desk might look like a pharmacy – I just hope that he get’s better soon, my poor babe!


So this explains anything over the past week of not blogging as much as I should be.  But I should be back to business soon, now that we’ve got some good medicine to help Ethan feel better!

Update: Todays checkup – the ears are almost completely healed. just a tiny bit more to go – but no more antibiotics needed. He’s feeling fine – and minimal fever probably just due to teething issues again.  If it isn’t one thing…


  1. It sounds like he’s going through some stuff right now but I hope he gets better really soon and once he gets out of it he’ll be ten times stronger! 🙂

  2. hope your lil man gets some relief soon

  3. I’m sorry 🙁 Poor little thing. I hope he feels better soon (and I’m sure you need a break!).

  4. Oh my gosh your poor little guy!!! My son is usually pretty happy too, so I always know that when he screams at night, it is his ears. He has had a horrible time with them and has already had two surgeries!

    I hope your little boy starts feeling better soon. I feel so bad for him (and you too!) 🙁

  5. You poor thing – it sounds like you’re going nonstop. Hopefully Ethan starts feeling better soon!

  6. I strongly recommend you get your little guy on some probiotics. I have used a product for one of my sons called Natren. You can get it in the refrigerated section of the health food store. It is a combination of three powders you can add to water or fruit juice for your son. It is unfortunate that doctors don’t tell parents to get their kids on probiotics when they’re taking antibiotics. It should be a requirement!

    In addition, Shaklee has a great vitamin powder for infants that will boost your son’s immune system. I highly recommend it.

    • Actually, the Dr gave us some probiotics for him to use at our last visit (before today) because we were talking about the yuckie diapers. She gave us Florastor or something like that. It hasnt helped yet – but I keep giving it to him – just mixing it in his food daily. He finished his last dose of anitbiotics yesterday; so hopefully that will help too.
      Thanks for the advice! 🙂

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