Today I took Morgan Kate back to the doctor for a re-check of her ears. I was feeling 50-50. One part of me felt like the ear infection might be gone, the other part felt like it was still there. She's still just not herself and she's still waking up many nights and not able to go back to sleep. As soon as Dr. G stuck that ear-light thingy in MK's left ear, MK jerked away and said, "Hurt, hurt". And sure enough, it should hurt. It's still infected. Over one month later and the left ear is STILL infected. Poor baby. We've already tried two pretty powerful antibiotics and MK is allergic to penicillin, so it was on to the big guns. Rocephin shots. Three days of Rocephin shots to be exact. (You may remember we had to use these same shots last January when four different antibiotics didn't clear up an ear infection.) MK got her first dose today, she'll get another dose tomorrow and a final dose Saturday morning. Yes, a shot on Saturday. Doesn't seem fair, huh? After each shot we have to hang around for twenty minutes just to watch for any kind of reaction. The first fifteen minutes of that wait today was consumed with lots of crying, big tears and some screaming. Holding and hugging her didn't work. Kisses to make it all better didn't do the trick either. It took a good ole' fashion lollipop to make my girl smile again. I will definitely be taking a lollipop with me tomorrow and then again on Saturday. Whatever does the trick.
Dr. G is also referring us to an ENT. She's going to make all of the arrangements, so we are just waiting on a call back from her. Oh, how we love her. But she's most certain that MK will need tubes. I know this is a pretty standard procedure and that many, many, many children have it done, but it still makes me a little nervous. I know it will be fine, but there's just something about MK and medical procedures that tend to bring up old feelings and emotions and I just don't like to feel that way or have to think about those things.
While I hate seeing my baby have to get shots, especially when I am the one who has to basically lie on top of her and hold her down, I am hopeful that these shots will do the trick. I am ready for my girl to feel 100%!