Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I should have gone to the Emergency Room...

It did feel like someone had stabbed me in the ear with an ice pick.  It was late Friday night though... I hate hospitals... I hate waiting around in emergency rooms..  and I had googled my symptoms...  I guess hindsight is 20/20.  As popular as internet self-diagnosis is, turns out I was incorrect.  I thought it was a blocked Eustachian tube which google told me would go away in a few days and decongestants would help.  They did enough to finally let me get to sleep, but it got worse over the weekend.  Saw the doctor Monday, its an ear infection.

Leaf and the boys had headed down to visit her family for the weekend while I stayed behind since I had been feeling so crappy all week.  They all ended up coming back early.  Two very grumpy boys - Mars also has an ear infection.  Not sure about Odin, but he has a regular appointment Tuesday for updating his shots, so I'm sure he'll get checked too.  Mars and I are both on antibiotics.  Unfortunately, it will take a few days for the ear infection to clear up, so an extra few days of excruciating pain and suffering since I didn't try emergency on Friday.  Serves me right.

I feel bad for Mars.  His infection isn't as bad as mine, but much tougher on him.  Ear infections are pretty uncommon with adults, I think we forget how awful it can be.  Not just the pain and the headache, but not being able to hear right must be unnerving for him.  He is actually in the midst of a morning nap right now, and I can't remember the last time he had one of those.

1 comment:

  1. Update to this - Odin also has an ear infection! They aren't contagious, so pretty weird that we 3 boys have come down with them.