18 June 2008
my sweet sicky girl
I am feeling like a bad Mom lately. Despite everything we have been doing this little person keeps getting sick, sick, sick.
I didn't blog about it before but shortly before we went to Disneyland (which was very fun, BTW) Han was diagnosed with mild pneumonia. She had fluid in her left lung and was put on a course of antibiotics and regular inhaler use. The doctor feels that this very well could have been her asthma exacerbated by the smoke from the first fire near us. Since then there have been two additional fires that are close enough to blow smoke into our area. The past few days have sent a fair amount of brownish air into our area so I have been trying to be diligent with the inhalers for us both. She is getting pretty tired of it all, let me tell you.
Fast forward to today, or actually yesterday when Hannah was kind of complaining about her ear hurting. I gave her some kid Tylenol but last night she woke up in the middle of the night crying in pain. I took her back to her wonderful pediatrician today to learn that she has a double ear infection. She has an outer ear infection, aka "swimmer's ear" in her right ear and a middle ear in her left ear. BACK on another course of antibiotics and no swimming lessons the rest of the week. I joked with her that she'd do anything to get out of going to swimming lessons. Not that any of this is intensional I know. I also know that its not my fault and these kinds of things happen to little kids so unless I lock her indoors with an air filter and a can of disinfectant she is going to get sick. I just feel bad, she can't catch a break this year it seems.
Sorry to whine but I just worry because I love her so much and I want her to be ok.