Arrgggh, is that really necessary Miles? Well, yes, it turns out it is. I took Miles to the doc this morning to check and see if his ear infection had cleared up after taking a week of antibiotics - it's just not that normal for him to wake in the middle of the night screaming. Anyway, turns out he's got fluid in his ears still - and the worst part about it? There's nothing to be done! After giving that grim prognosis the doctor casually said, "oh, and he's probably not hearing anything right now because of the fluid."
What?! OMG, that's terrible! Poor guy is looking at all of us move our mouths but only hearing little snipets or muffled tones. And she was clear, "there's really nothing you can do about it, you just have to wait for mother nature to clear it up. Come back in a month and we'll check it again."
A month?? That doesn't seem like a good idea - how about a week? And if it's still there you perscribe stronger antibiotics since the first round clearly didn't work? Hmmph. Not pleased with that outcome.
I asked about using an antihistamine, but she said they don't work. Hmmm? I wonder if I should believe that or go ahead and try them anyway. Sudafed was recommended to me before for clearing up fluid in my ears - why wouldn't it work for Miles?
Anyway, for now I've made an appointment for a month from now and am hoping that Miles' little ears get better.