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A mummy-hand holding, (former) biker gang affiliating, hippie influenced semi crunchy granola mom's ramblings and reminisings on an off-kilter life

Saturday, November 9, 2013

tears for ears

My toddler might have an ear infection. He had a chronic one from 6 months old to one year. Then he got tubes and "only" got ear infections every 6 weeks. Then at two he got tubes again and if this is an ear infedtion he has got, it will be the fourth...I think...since his tube and adenoid surgery 8 months ago. I am at my wit's end. He was to have a third set of tubes last week but I canceled the surgery. Tubes or not, he gets ear infections, major hearing loss, and speech delays.
I have thought of elimination diets, no wheat or dairy. But if it weren't for cheese, milk, yogurt, crackers...all he'd eat would be apples, bananas, and sausage. He eats aybe 500 calories a day and is only 24 lbs , 18 month pants fall off of him and he is almost three. So I cannot feed him any less. So I am not sure what to do.

UPDATE, its an ear infection...a BAD one. He is just cupping his ear and sobbing :(


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about the ear infections. I remember getting them when I was two, and they were brutal.

    I don't have kids, so I am of no help to you. I just wanted to let you know that I'm out here rooting for you guys.

  2. So stressful!! My 14 month old was in the ER last night for his ear infection after his lips turned blue and he seemed to be struggling to breathe. I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. It's awful when they get sick over and over and you don't know what to do to make it better. I wish I had some good advice for you.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about the ear infection. My "babies" are 25 and 28 so those are a thing of the past for me but I remember how helpless I felt when they were babies and nothing worked to make them feel better. I hope you can find some relief for him (and you!) soon! Coming over from YeahWrite today----keeping you in my thoughts and hope things smooth out for that sweetie.