Here we go again…

Lewis has another ear infection. I think this is his 7th, and he is only 18 months old.

I suspected the ear infection after 1-2 weeks of bad sleep. He didn’t have any other symptoms, but my instincts were telling me something was up. We went to the doctor today with a game plan: if there was fluid in his ears – infected or not – we were taking him to the ENT.

Well, my instincts were right! There was an infection in one side, but not the other. So we’re back on antibiotics, and we’re calling the ENT.

We’re pulling the trigger. Tubes. And hopefully relief.

No more antibiotics every few weeks. No more tylenol every day. No more ibuprofen every night. More sleep. Less mommy-guilt.

I feel very good about this. I think tubes are going to change our lives for the better. I’m not excited about the money aspect, but I am confident that the improved quality of life will be worth every penny of the (probably) thousands of dollars we’ll spend on the surgery.

Today is a good day. Today we have a solution. I’m a happy mama!

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