...hearing my sweet little boy scream with pain every time he stands up too quickly, coughs, or sneezes because his ears hurt so much. tristan has been complaining about earaches for about a month now. we started out with putting some homeopathic drops in his ears, which seemed to help for awhile. when he continued to complain, we brought him to the doctor who prescribed some antibiotics. that was a week ago and now he is in more pain than ever. i brought him back to the doctor this morning, got a different prescription for some more antibiotics and, while we're waiting for those to start working, tristan has developed a fever and sore throat. it was just heartbreaking to see him hungrily climb up into his chair at dinner time and eagerly take a bite of his chicken, only to dissolve into sobs when his chewing aggrivated his ears. yes, he is now on a constant dose of tylenol staggered with motrin, though i don't know if it is helping. i never fully knew what it meant to want to take someone else's pain onto myself until i became a mom.
if you don't mind adding my little boy to your bedtime prayers tonight, i'd be ever so grateful