October 3, 2011

Aye yi yi

Ummm, what happened to last week?  I was super busy at work and it went by so fast that I don’t even remember it.  I had several posts I wanted to write as well, but I clearly never found the time!  Hopefully I’ll get to them this week!

Guess who has another ear infection?  Yes, Cooper!!  Wtf?  Poor guy can’t catch a break.  3 days back at daycare and BAM!  I honestly have no idea if it is related to school.  I mean, it seems like it is, but I have to remember that the first time around, it had started before he even started daycare.  More likely, it is because of the teeth he is getting.  I read that the saliva that teething produces can get backed up in the ears while they are sleeping (aka, lying down) and can cause ear infections.  So, he’s been getting 4-5 teeth since September 1.  2 have popped through, and the others are still trying, so I think that may be the more likely culprit.  Either way, it sucks.  And the dr mentioned tubes.  Obviously it’s a little early in the game for that.  Not to mention he had never had an ear infection before last month.  But still.  I feel sad for the buddy :(

Both times he’s had the ear infection, we’ve taken him to an urgent care by our house, and I have been SO SO impressed with the doctors there!  Seriously, they are so great with Cooper.  Better than his pediatrician’s office even!  And I like his ped’s office.  They just spend more time with him at urgent care.  They make balloons out of those rubber gloves, and look in mommy and daddy’s ears before Cooper’s because he freaks out.  At the ped’s office, they make us hold him down and restrain him to look in his ears :(  Is that normal, by the way?  I understand that it might have to be done, but it seems like that shouldn’t be the first thing you try.  The looking in mommy and daddy’s ears thing works for Coop.  He doesn’t freak out when they do that first.  Just wondering…

We also almost took Cooper to the ER on Saturday night.  When I was giving him a bath, he started just shaking all over and his eyes got glazed over and he was just staring.  It was really scary.  Something was just not right.  He couldn’t move, or wouldn’t move, I’m not sure.  It wasn’t like he got chilled, it was something else.  I grabbed him out of the tub and called, well, screamed really,  for Lee.  I laid Cooper down to put a diaper on him and he just laid there limp, with glazed over eyes, and just staring.  Usually he freaks out when you change his diaper (these days he HATES it).  He was just acting so weird it was scaring me.  So we decided to go to the ER.  After a few minutes, he seemed to be doing okay.  And then in the car he just snapped out of it.  He was fine, just really tired.  I talked to him and asked him all of the questions I know he can answer.  Like where’s your hair, your nose, etc. And he answered them all for me and even started laughing.  So then we decided no to go to the ER.  I don’t know what was wrong.  He could have just been really  tired.  I mean, he had been tired for the past couple of hours because his naps are weird right now, but still.  It was freaky.  He went to sleep just fine, and even slept in until 7:30, instead of his normal 5am wake up.  Of course, he was also getting the ear infection, so maybe that had something to do with it?  Either way, I would like for that to never happen again.  I’m just glad that Lee hadn’t gone to the OU game.

I’m going to lunch with an old co-worker today that I haven’t seen in forever!  Old as in we worked together a long time ago :)  I’m excited!

Okay, back to work and hopefully I’ll get around to posting more this week!  I know you can’t wait :)

8 comments:

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Poor Cooper!! I'm so sorry he's been sick...the ear infections are no fun. Was he running a fever Saturday? What you described sounds a lot like a febrile seizure...so scary. Hope he is 100% soon!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Poor little guy! I hope he gets to feeling better.

KLaw said...

How scary! Hope his little ears clean up soon!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

How scary! I would have been terrified! Hope he gets to feeling better soon!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Woah, that would have freaked me out too!! Glad he snapped out of it! Hope those ears clear up soon! Poor guy!

Jax said...

Yikes that ER thing would have scared the hell out of me! And poor buddy wiht another ear infection! Yowza. :(

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

That is so scary! I'm glad he got back to laughing pretty quickly! Hope he's feeling better from his ear infection!

katandkarl said...

poor little guy - he's at a hard age with THE DREADED TEETH. Other illnesses don't help. Hope your house is sickies-free soon!