Friday, November 2, 2007

If you're clueless (like me), here are some helpful tips

Your baby might have a double ear infection if...

1. Baby cries excessively. And by excessively, I mean ALL THE FREAKING TIME!
2. Baby is very irritable and moody. Your baby might suddenly start winging books and cups at your head in fits of rage.
3. Baby refuses all food. Not only does she refuse the food, but she acts like you are a damn fool for offering it to her.
4. Baby wakes up at night screaming. Then, she proceeds to cry uncontrollably for hours.

Number 4 was definitely the most alarming and is what ultimately sent Porgie back to the doctor's office.

Although I felt incredibly bad for my baby, I was also incredibly irritated by her. She has been so unreasonable and cranky today. On more than one occasion, I secretly wanted to run away from her. I had visions of me hopping on the next bus and fleeing this horrible situation. But then I remembered that my baby needed me and was depending on me to make everything better.

4 comments:

Eva said...

You poor things. I'm so glad she's going to be on the mend!

Dooneybug said...

Poor Porgie! And poor mama too! As if being 9 months pregnant wasn't enough, having a toddler with a double ear infection is just going above and beyond. Hope her meds start working and making her feel better soon!!

Lainey-Paney said...

poor porgie.

hang in there.
:(

that's how I felt when Gage had a tummy bug. I was his moving puke target. no matter where he was or I was, if he felt the urge to puke, he ran to me for comfort, and of course, I was hit with a vomit shower EVERY time. It sucked.

Eva said...

I hope she feels better soon. I always worry about being able to identify these kinds of things in our babies, because they can't just say, my ear hurts!