Lewis not only still has an ear infection, he now has DOUBLE ear infections.
The doc said the fact that it got worse makes her think that the ear infection is resistant to penicillin, which is the only kind of antibiotics Lewis has had so far. So we’re trying some kind of insane super antibiotics to see if they’ll do the trick and then we’re going back in 2 weeks to check. A last ditch effort to try to avoid more drastic interventions.
Honestly, at this point I’d rather just do tubes. I’m so sick of pumping my child with antibiotics. It can’t be good to take this many rounds this young.
Oh and bonus – this kind is extremely expensive and not covered by insurance. And bonus+++ – it has to be taken with food, but can’t be taken within 2 hours (before or after) of consuming anything that contains calcium, including breastmilk. So since Lewis has breastmilk every 2-3 hours, we will literally never have a 2 hour buffer before and after the meds. So that’s a fun problem to try to solve… the pharmacist said we might be able to get away with a 1 hour buffer. And “the only risk is that the medicine won’t work”.
Ha. Okay. No big deal. I’m spending all this money on medicine for my sick kid, so it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work. Hahaha some people, I tell ya!
And I still have a 100°+ fever. No sick days for mama. I did daycare drop off, doctor for myself, worked, pumped, daycare pickup, doctor for Lewis, pharmacy, more work, and then bedtime. Thank goodness for ibuprofen and tylenol. I’m dosed up on both, and they’re helping me survive. 🙂