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Friday, February 22, 2013

Hi Sparkfriends,

It's the end of another week, and so far, I have spent the past three weeks battling my daughter's inner ear infection. It started around the 8th of February. When I took her into the pediatrician, she was prescribed Cefdinir. We took that for 4 days and Wednesday afternoon I noticed that she had broken out in a prickly heat rash and had unusual spots all over her body. By Valentines day she had rough itchy skin, blistering lips and and patchy dry skin around the eyes, nose, mouth, and chin. I took off work early on Valentines to take her back to the pediatrician, who told me that she had no idea what the rash was all about, however we do know that the medicine isn't working and not to take anymore. She scheduled me to meet with an ear, nose, & throat Doc for the following week. I was given a perscription for Azythromycin and sent on my way with instructions to only give her this medicine if she got a fever. Well, that night Danielle got a fever and I gave her the new medicine along with Tylenol etc. but her fever stuck around and climbed to 103.4 -104. I've been racking my brain going through home remedies on the internet trying to find some cure for inner ear inifections. Danielle is definitely not going to make it through another week of this before she see's the specialist. I called to specialist to see if we could have an appointment earlier in the week, and they said no, they will not be seeing any new patients till Friday. I was so infuriated and hopeless. Nothing was working. Last friday night I decided to take her to the ER, because the fever hadn't gone away. They decided to give her 3 rounds of Rocephin shots through out the weekend. Let me tell you my poor baby was not happy with that. You would think that after all of that pain, the ear infection would have cleared, but it didn't. Her follow up visits with the normal doctor this Monday required more poking and lab work and no clear answers on the rash. I've washed everything in the home and vacumed and sterylized.

After being off of work for almost a week, I took her in to daycare, and for the past 2 days, they let my little one wet through her pull ups and get soggy socks, and clothes. emoticon My attitude is not so great about this especially since it's been 33 degrees with snow. I am so frustrated about this whole situation, and am hoping that the doctor we are seeing today will shed some light on the situation, and perhaps we can get the tubes put in the ears soon. Because, there's nothing worse than a sick baby or in my case toddler. emoticon

So hopefully I can get with my workouts soon. The scale has been steady, (more like stuck) on the same number for a while, and just for these few weeks I notice how quickly my body gets out of shape, and simple tasks become quite strenuous. Can't wait to get back in to the swing of things. emoticon
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    oh no! Hope she feels better soon! My family has long list of ear problems and infections and whatnot. They suck. :-(
    1852 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/26/2013 11:22:31 PM
    I'm so sorry for you and your little one emoticon That's horrible that daycare would leave her like that emoticon
    Ear aches are horrible in any case!
    For what it's worth I had an inner ear problem myself last fall and only after two weeks twice of aerosol therapy over a two month period did it go away. My inner ear was blocked and inflammed. They use the same delivery method for antibiotics and so on too; you might want to check it out.
    In any case, you have to figure out what is causing the problem for your little princess and that should be done by an ENT specialist, but with the antibiotics and all she should be having some benefit
    Remember keep up with the Tylenol or Nurofen in recomended doses for her fever.
    Hang in there emoticon
    1852 days ago
    Thank you ALL so much for all of your comments. I am looking into this website and will give it a try. emoticon
    1852 days ago
    Sounds like she had a reaction to the antibiotics that she was taking. I know that I get a rash from some of the and others are life threatening. There is one product that you can get over the internet from Seagate and it is for the ears it is called Earache Remedy
    1/2 oz. Bottle $9.75

    1853 days ago
    I've been there and my heart goes out to you. Hang in there! emoticon
    1853 days ago
    Lots and lots of hugs to you and your darling princess, as a mom myself, I know it is tough to watch them hurt and we move heaven and earth just to try and make them feel better. You are such a great mom!!! God bless and strengthen you emoticon

    One thing that worked for my kids to strengthen their immune system- help the good guys fight the battle for them. We had a lot of ER visits with lots of prescribed meds in addition to that I gave them foods that increased their white blood count cells - hopefully the daycare is doing their part as well, otherwise shut them down. Will be praying for you and your little darling emoticon
    1853 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear about your little one being sick. I remember all too well how hard it was to be a working mother. I hope all the tests will turn up the answer to your daughter's illness and that you both can get back on track real soon.

    1853 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    Mother my heart goes out to you. Will be praying for your daughter and hopefully something shall bring the fever down. emoticon
    1853 days ago
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