Some of you may remember me posting here about Mr. Emmett John and his ear infection that would not die and the very real possibility of him having to get tubes. Well, Trish and I took him to see his ENT Dr. KR this morning. He’s been a real crank butt lately so I was afraid the nasty infection has returned.
Dr. KR said that his ear are clear and perfect! He went on to say that most kids get their ear infections in the winter and the fact that Emmett John has had this many nasty ones in the summer could indicate that winter is going to be particularly nasty for him. But “he’s not God, that’s just his educated opinion”. Those are his exact words. lol
He said that the next time Emmett John gets an ear infection to have Dr. H call him and he’ll arrange for the tubes. Or we can call him and say “That’s it! We’re done! Put the tubes in because we can’t take it anymore!” lol Either way, he’ll set it up and get it done. So for now, we wait and see.
Then, not one to be out-done, Elliott Richard has been feeling under the weather for the past few days. I’ve been trying desperately to get ahead of it by drying him up with Benedyl at night. I lost. Yesterday, he woke up and started coughing and hacking. Then last night he went to bed. Fell asleep. Woke up vomitting like 15 minutes later.
I called Dr. H this morning and got him in at 2pm. Rob took him because Emmett John and I were exhausted and napping. Turns out that Elliott Richard now has the ear infection. Oy vay. So he’s on Amoxicilian and napping right now, which means he’ll either never sleep tonight or sleep like the dead tonight. With Elliott Richard you just never know.
Ah the joys of life in the Cheerio house.