Thursday, October 22, 2009

An Explaination

The pictures of Peyton I posted yesterday were from last Saturday. I was trying to get a picture of her and her Grampy for his blog. Peyton did not want any part of it. In fact, Peyton was pretty much a crab the entire weekend. Cory took her to the doctor on Monday, and the poor girl has a double ear infection, and a little cold. :(  I feel so bad for her, but I am glad that she made it 14 and half months without being sick. The pedi told Cory that one ear looked like the infection had just started, and the other looked like it had been there awhile. :( oops. What causes an ear infection? In addition to Peyton's fussy self I did something to my neck on Tuesday, and it is killing me. Seriously the worst pain ever. I wish I could get an epidural. Needless to say , these last few days have not been fun. I'm just glad Peyton loves her medicine. I'd so much rather have to console a teary child for telling them "all done" after a dose of their medicine than trying to force it down their throat. So far there hasn't been any screams or tears shed from Peyton today, yay. Hopefully she's back to her joyful self and her appetite will return soon. I'm not sure that graham crackers provide enough nutrition for a growing toddler.


Steph said...

That is really great she went this long without being sick. My kids have had ear infections when the cold or cough lasts a long time. The doctor told me that giving them a small dose of antihistamines every day when they show signs of sickness will keep it from spreading to the sinuses and ears. Poor lil Peyton. Tis the season for all the sickness.

Hope you feel better soon Kim!

kristawilbur said...

I'm with Steph -- poor girl! I hope she feels better soon. It sucks to have MSIE. Hah hah hah.

erica said...

awww poor peyton! ear infections are not fun. as opposed to peyton, sean had about 6 in the first 14 months of his life! the "cause" of an ear infection is drainage from allergies or colds that does not leave the ear. our dr told us there wasn't any way to prevent them, some kids are more prone to them than others. although he did say that if you send them to bed with a bottle they are more likely to get an ear infection. hope she gets better soon!