Monday, January 17, 2011

Diagnosis...

Double ear infection.

Poor guy! He just wasn't himself today. He was screaming for no reason and even being rocked and cuddled would not calm down. My sister suggested I call the pediatrician to see what they say. I was so hoping they didn't just say, "Oh, he's just teething." I love our pediatrician's office. The nurse assured me I wasn't a "crazy" mom and told me to bring him in. Sure enough, I wasn't a "crazy" mom. Thank goodness. I knew he was in pain and that was not the pain he had been in when he was teething.

Now the antibiotics. I am extremely allergic to Penicillin and Sulfa drugs. My sisters, my mom, and my 3 nieces are all allergic to PCN. I explained to our pediatrician that I'm just not comfortable giving him PCN or its relatives. He listened and told me that it is the best line of defense for ear infections, but he understood my concerns and prescribed something else. He said eventually he will likely need to try it for something, and I am okay with that... just not when he is under a year.

And because I can't end a post without a picture....

3 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

hope he is feeling better soon!

Kathy said...

POOR baby!! Glad he's better! I miss him so much!!!!!!

Kathy said...

Picture is ADORABLE!!!