I haven’t written for a while, not from lack of content, just because it been a rough few weeks.
I think I mentioned that Daniel started cutting his molars in September the weekend before his birthday…..well he’s STILL cutting his molars.
I think the first few weeks we were just riding it out and just as you think you’ve had enough he’d have a good night and all would seem well in the land of parents-who-don’t- sleep.
But then it started getting a little ridiculous and I started freaking out about the fact that for 5 weeks we had been giving Daniel Calpol for pain…..or was it pain ….or tummy…. or headache….or ears (man it would be so easy if he talked!!!)
Then about two weeks ago Daniel got sick….so off we trundled to Dr Essey again and he was given a multitude of drugs but no antibiotic because it wasn’t his ears.
A week later Daniel was still coughing and absolutely revolting!!! So revolting that I was suitably scared for Daddy Abs’s upcoming golf tour and being left alone for three days with said “Revolting Child” and booked a weekend to my folks (this Mommy needs help and I’m not afraid to admit it!!)
So last Saturday we went back to Dr mainly because I wanted to check his ears and also because my gut told me something was up! Our lovely little happy boy was now unhappy at night AND during the day.
Confirmed! 1 x ear infection in the right ear again. That was now three ear infections in four months all in the right ear and we got ourselves a one way ticket to Dr Van der nest, the ENT.
We were so lucky. We got an appointment really quickly and on Monday afternoon we had Daniel booked for Bilateral grommets on Wednesday morning. Looking back it was good it happened so fast because I wasn’t able to really process that I was willingly going to put my baby under general anesthetic.
I won’t bore you with the whole story and if you want to read about the grommets, you can do it here. But lets just say I’m glad its over. We still have the teeth to contend with and the last molar is busy cutting so the Ginger is a little sore still, but we’ve been able to implement some sleep training and are now only getting up twice a night , which is like heaven in the land of parents-who- don’t- sleep.
Most of all we have out happy Ginger back!