Wednesday, January 03, 2007

My Poor Baby!

I can't even believe it....yet another DOUBLE ear infection for the lil guy. Went last night (yet again) to the dr. with all 3 boyz (yet again). Everyone is still just not "right"....I'm speaking physically, not mentally, here. That's a whole other story. Anyway, Eldest and Middle were fine. Just "normal" coughs and colds. Baby was struggling though. Temp of 100 and the ears. Oh, those ears! This is the 3rd (or is it the 4th?) DOUBLE ear infection he's had just this winter. Ugh. Our next step is to see an ear specialist regarding tubes. I'm trying my best to not panic about that. The good news is that we have his regular 18-month appointment next Friday, so we'll be able to confirm that his ears are indeed (trying to stay positive here....) all clear by then. The dr. even mentioned that Baby is probably not hearing us fully because his ears are so junky....thus leading me to inquire as to perhaps maybe that's why he's not talking yet???
Drumroll please.....enter the Mommy Guilt. Should I have breastfed him longer? Should I have noticed the symptoms of the ear infections sooner? Should I work less and stay home with him? Should I work MORE to make enough money to pay these damn doctor bills? I was wide awake at 4am pondering these questions and more.
Hubby is home In the Trenches today with the boyz. Covering for Sis who is on her honeymoon somewhere in Napa Valley right now, drinking wine. And while I'm not so mean as to hope she chokes, maybe somewhere deep down inside, I want her to maybe gag a little bit.

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