Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ear infection

Reagan did not sleep well last night. About an hour or so after we put her down, I saw her moving around. I got up (with the intentions of picking her up) but when I went and looked at her, she was still half asleep. So I went and laid back down. I woke up many times to look at her. She would wake up, move around, and then go back to sleep. Over and over and over again. Finally at 5:45am she was done trying to sleep so I picked her up and the crying began. She cried for about an hour and then Mike put her in bed with him where she fussed and slept off and on for another hour or so. This morning we took her in to see the pediatrician and she confirmed my suspicions, she does have an ear infection in her left ear. It's not a horrible infection, but for some reason as soon as Reagan's ears even start to get red (and she's got some fluid in it too), she immediately gets very irritable. She's been very fussy and has cried a lot today. It wasn't really until this afternoon that she finally started to settle down a bit, but that was with constant entertainment and stimulation. The second her PT paused to get another toy...she'd get fussy and almost cry! This girl is certainly a handful! Hopefully by Thanksgiving (with the help of a new antibiotic)...she'll be back to her normal self! Please continue to keep her your prayers!

4 comments:

Jamie - AZ said...

Sorry to hear about the ear infection. Praying that the antibiotic works fast and she is her smiley happy self for Turkey Day!

The VW's said...

Poor girl! Hope her ear clears up soon! Hope your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs!

Clarissa and family said...

praying!

another mother said...

Ear infections hurt. They can come on so quickly. I suffered from them all through childhood, and the pressure from the fluid was enough to make me miserable. Hope Reagan feels better soon. Happy Thanksgiving!