[Mommy's Thoughts]Received 04/08/2006 22:33

The End is Near~ I think!

Three weeks and counting and I am still the victim of a double ear infection. After two trips to the doctor, two shots, one round of antibiotics (the pill version), numbing drops for the pain, a round of ear drops (with antibiotics), heating pads, decongestants, and countless trips to the school nurse I FINALLY have an appointment on Monday with an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat Doc). I have never in my life looked so forward to the weekend ending!

Hopefully, I will have some good news to share Monday afternoon. If not, I am going to look into how expensive an "ear transplant" is. Until then...

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Kimmy kimsoko [at] hotmail [dot] com
2006/4/13 01:25

Oh my gosh...I feel your pain! I had a double ear infection 2 years ago and it was the most painful thing I can remember...I'd take childbirth over having another one any day! Mine lasted almost 2 weeks (and felt like it would never end), so I can only imagine how awful it must be for you at this point. After antibiotics, ear drops, and a TON of prescription strength ibuprofen, a second visit to my doctor revealed that it wasn't healing because my ear canals were so swollen that the medicine wasn't reaching the infection, so they put in an earwick in each ear (which pretty much made me feel deaf, but didn't hurt at all) which they could saturate with the medicine and within 2-3 days I was feeling better...the only downfall is they have to stay in for several days, but it did the trick. Maybe you're having the same problem? Anyway, I hope you feel better VERY soon!