welp, the little one has her 1st ear infection 😦

she has been acting the wild one lately with baby tantrums and such and everybody was saying that it is just teething but i started to get a bit worried about an ear infection anyway…a friend of mine was telling me that her baby never showed any of the normal symptoms, she could only tell by her behavior and i thought, well, if one baby is like that, than another baby (like mine!) could be like that too…so despite her not having any fever or pulling at her ears or any of the other classic signs and despite the NURSE telling me to not bother making an appointment, she said, “it is just teething…”, i made an appointment anyway…and almost canceled twice, thinking that i was just going to be wasting money on the dr. telling me what everyone else was…but, yup, her left ear was infected…i asked about the no symptoms and she said that it isnt common not to show any of the signs but she probably does have a low-grade fever that just doesnt register on the thermometer…so we have her on antibiotics and hopefully, i will have my happy baby back…and i am very very glad that i went ahead and kept the appt!!

by no means did i want her to have an infection, but i am a bit relieved that her recent behavior was due to something that i can DO something about…i would have to say that this is a good story about “trusting your instincts” as a
mother…

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