Playing with the thermometer the nice nurse let us borrow.

Syd got her ear tubes put in this morning and everything went perfectly.  They used laughing-gas to put her out and in less than 30 mins she was awake and screaming.  I guess coming out of anesthesia can be very discomforting to children and I had no idea until I experienced it.  Her little heart was beating so fast I thought it was going to jump out of her chest!  It took us a while to get her to calm down but once she got a few sips of milk we were discharged and on our way home.


Reading The Ear Book for the 10000th time that morning

She was a bit crabby today. She is actually sick; bad cough and some congestion.  I’m still hopeful that in a couple of weeks we will see an improvement in mood since she shouldn’t be in so much pain anymore!  There has been a significant amount of gunk and blood coming out of both ears today.  The right ear was worse than the left, the doctor cultured it so hopefully we will find out soon what’s in there.  Syd has been on antibiotics since Tuesday and now we have ear drops to add to that regimen.  Thankfully she is a trooper and lets me clean out the gunk (carefully with water and hydrogen peroxide Qtips) and put the ear drops in with no fussing AT ALL.  Such a big girl!


How-to entertain a sick, hungry, tired 16-month old


  1. […] is a completely different person post ear-tubes.  Not only is she not set off by the most minor of things all the time but she is also talking up […]

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