Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EAR WICK-ED

I hate to be such a whiner
But when something traumatic happens
Guess it's all I can think or write about.
“Mom, the baby’s ears are full of puss. It’s a bad infection.”
“What did the doctor say to do?”
“Put saline drops up his nose.”
“That’s it?”
“He might have to put tubes in his ears.”
Three days later
Ringtone Ringtone
“WAAaaaaaa. WAAaaaaaa!”
“Mom!”
“Ugh!”
“Are you OK?”
“No! My ears are infected. I swear! There’s bubbling,
groaning and squeaky noises inside of them.”
“Did you try saline?”
“And movement. It’s like there are aliens in them.”
"Mom, put some saline in your nose.”
“Saline my butt! I need a triple shot of tequila to kill the pain!
I now have a new respect for babies and toddlers…
Who always seem to have infected ears…
And have no way of telling their parents…
Other than tugging their earlobes and crying…
Just how much pain they’re in.
I just saw my grandson on Sunday…
And puss be damned…
The kid was running, jumping, and laughing.
I don’t know how he did it…
Because I’ve never felt such pain in my life…
(well, birthing a baby is)
I didn’t go to the doctor for antibiotics…
One, because I don’t have one right now
(my GP left his practice and I haven’t found a new one)
Two, I like the body’s immune system to do it’s job
Three, I could barely take myself to the bathroom…
Let alone get in a car and drive.
But I did put 3 drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear…
Plus warm saline solution (in the ear)…
Took massive vitamin C…
Maitake mushroom…
Aleve to dry up…
And hunkered down on the couch.
Drinking tea with lemon.
The only good thing is
I watched Holiday Inn…
With Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire
That I've never seen before.
My ears this morning?
Praise the Lord the pain is gone…
But I can hardly hear a thing…
And that’s OK…
I can handle that.
Anyone know of other remedies for ears?
Just in case the infection reoccurs.



Always, Em-Musing

8 comments:

Deanna said...

Oh you poor thing!!! Don't know about ear infections, but ginseng and echinacia help with infections

Elena Solodow said...

Warm olive oil.

Buffi Neal said...

Wish I could think of something to help. Love the idea of Hydrogen Peroxide - I bet that's what helped! Hope you have your hearing back soon!
-Buffi
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

Jennifer Hillier said...

Gosh, I don't have any solutions for infected ears, but I hope you feel better soon, Em!!

Joanne said...

Glad you're feeling better, I've also heard warm olive oil does the trick.

And Merry Christmas too! Wishing you a great holiday, with much amazing writing in 2011!

Jill Kemerer said...

Horrible! I'm so sorry about your ears. If they're clogged, you can alternate warm compresses with cold compresses. It helps loosen things up.

Have a very Merry Christmas and feel better, okay??

Talli Roland said...

Yes, I've heard olive oil might help! Poor you - take care of yourself!

Jennifer Shirk said...

As your friendly-neighborhood pharmacist I'm going to advise you NOT to put anything in your ear that isn't a precription. It's not sterile and could make your infection worse.
I'm glad you're feeling better.
I'm sipping on Airborne at the moment because I have a sore throat and do not want to be sick for Christmas either.
(It's kind of tasty) LOL
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you! Feel better!