Alice has had 3, possibly 4, ear infections since mid-November. I think she’s starting on the next one. Her pediatrician told me last time we were in there that if she got another one we might discuss the possibility of having tubes put in on that side (so far she’s only had infections on one side — the other side seems to drain just fine on its own).
Her symptoms — or lack thereof — are atypical. She’s just crabby and she won’t sleep. That’s it. No fever, no congestion, nothing else. Just miserably crabby and she only takes powernaps rather than sleeping for any lengths of time.
Since the last infection, her sleep patterns had returned to normal, and she was sleeping through the night again. It was lovely. But lately she’s been refusing to nap and waking up after only a few hours at night. This makes for a crabby kid during the day (and an exhausted mommy and daddy).
Tomorrow morning at 9am is her recheck on the most recent ear infection. Since we’re flying on Wednesday, if there’s NOT an infection, I may ask for preemptive prescription of antibiotics just in case — I don’t want to have her screaming like a banshee on the plane, after all.
I hope it’s not an infection, though. We’ve been keeping her dosed with Tylenol over the weekend, and that seems to have been helping with the fussies.