Wednesday, November 25, 2009

things that don't make me smile...

...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


8 comments:

Grandma J. said...

Praying right now. Kisses and hugs from grammie. XO

kelly ens said...

oh no!!! will pray for him (and YOU!) tonight.

Sara said...

Poor little guy...he is in our prayers.

Kathy said...

Oh Heidi, Cara used to get many earaches. So painful and sad. She eventually got tubes. I will pray for you guys. Usually the antibiotic helps in 24 hours. Hopefully this one will - and especially the prayers.

cv said...

So Sorry to hear that Heidi. I also suffered from ear infections as a kid. One of the things that brought a little bit of comfort was warm moist heat... ie. have him lay on or hold a very warm wet facecloth to his ear, alternate if it is both ears. This will help drain the eustachian tubes (from ear to throat).

Lovella ♥ said...

Every mom can sympathize with your little guy. As a grammie I worry at every fever and look of distress on my grands.
I've already prayed for him. . .and hugs to you.

Randy and Julie said...

I'll pray for him. Some friends of mine take their kids to the Chiropractor for ear infections. I dont know if this would help or not.

Charlene said...

praying for both of you!