Well, we have our first official cold/ear infection combo. I’m sure this is just the first of many, many more to come, but it absolutely breaks my heart to see (and hear) my sweet baby girl feeling so poorly.
At first I thought her reflux was acting up (well, it probably was, but the cold took over) on Sunday night because I could hear it coming up a bit and then she’d swallow it back down, and she was extra fussy. The doctor called in a prescription for Zantac (which was prescribed to her back at like 3 weeks, but I hadn’t wanted to put her on medication unless it really seemed necessary). When she woke up on Monday still fussy and sounding like she was having trouble swallowing, plus hiccuping constantly, I finally decided to try out the Zantac. By Monday night she sounded SO much worse. Coughing, spitting up (partially because of the coughing), stuffy nose, and I could hear the phlegm in the back of her throat. We gave her her first dose of Zantac Monday night, but after being up most of the night with her I decided to take her in to see the doctor this morning.
The doctor said he thinks she caught a cold somehow and that she has a little infection starting in her right ear. (I really can’t think of where she could have gotten a cold – we don’t go out much, and even when we do, I rarely take her out of her car seat, and she hasn’t been around anyone who is sick [that I know of]). He said even though he’s not one to prescribe antibiotics, he didn’t think she could kick the ear infection on her own this time since she has a cold too, so back to the pharmacy I went. We started the antibiotics this afternoon, so I’m praying she starts feeling a bit better soon. Sweet girl has been sleeping most of the day away. She’s definitely not eating as much as usual, but I figure she needs her rest just as much right now.
I’ll leave you with a quick picture of my little trooper with her daddy from a couple days ago…
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