Friday, October 13, 2006

Put yer finger in yer ear, in yer ear...

Luckily I'd made an appointment with The Little Madam's GP already. (I'd put in a claim with the travel insurance company because of our prematurely-ended holiday back in June you see, and needed the GP to fill out a medical certificate.)

I mentioned that TLM had had a rough night last night, and even though she didn't have a temperature, I asked if she could check her ears.

And guess what? Make Tea Not War and charlotte were right in their comments to my last post - TLM has an infection in her left ear.

Unlike some, I feel little compunction from the use of antibiotics - as long as it's being used to treat a bacterial infection, of course. So TLM received a squirt of antibiotics late this afternoon (as well as Pamol for the pain at bedtime) and hopefully she'll start feeling and sleeping better tonight.

Not that I actually wanted TLM to have an ear infection, but I was so relieved to know the source of her screams.

Fingers crossed for tonight.

6 comments:

Ms Mac said...

The poor wee love! Ear infections are horrible. Lots of get well cuddles along with the antibiotics usually help!

happy and blue 2 said...

Glad you found out the source of the problem.
I still think it may be the scary books you read to her but who am I to question a doctor..

Avery's mom said...

hop it clears soon

Cathi said...

Your poor wee girl... When the antibiotics start to work the swelling will go down and she will feel a LOT better

Violet said...

I'm just glad the antibiotics aren't cherry-flavoured - she hates cherry-flavoured medicine (and so do I).

charlotte said...

I am sorry to hear that it was an ear infection. I hope those antibiotics do the trick! Ollie has been in contact with two children with chicken pox this week, so we are waiting with bated breath for the first spots to arrive ... it's just so horrible when little people are sick.