Thursday, March 13, 2008


I just want to go on record as saying, Ear infections suck.

I have not had an ear infection since I was a small child. Until now. I finished my antibiotic two days ago, but last night woke up with excruciating pain in my left ear. Earlier in the night the congestion in my head made it feel like I couldn't hear.

This morning I called my doctor and told him what was going on. He called in three new prescriptions for me. A steroid to reduce the swelling in my eustachian tubes; a new decongestant that is more head-centric and less focused on the chest; and Hydrocodone for the pain. I took one pain pill at 3 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. and I'm still hurting.

I don't know how this is possible, but I am so thankful neither boy has had an ear infection yet.


A. said...

those aural/ear drops are good for the pain, too. oh moist heat is also good for pain -- hot damp washcloth on your ear. I'm sorry you've got an ear infection. they really do hurt! My allergic/juicy kid got them a lot, and it was always hard.

Christopher said...

I went to the emergency room a several years ago with an ear infection. No fun at all. Seems much worse than having a sore ankle. fortunately, it didn't last long. hope yours doesn't either.

Mommy Doodles said...

glad to hear you are feeling a bit better... not sure how kids get through ear infections fairly well... every adult seems to say the same thing, that they hurt and suck!