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Waxy Hearing My Life 10 OCT 2011

The problem with having a baby is that the baby invariably catches diseases from the daycare, which in turn get passed on to the mommy which then leads to the daddy becoming infected, in other words a proper disease vector.

Such was my miserable last week when I suddenly started to get a painful sensation in my left ear, followed by an almost complete loss of hearing thanks to the copious amounts of ear wax my ear suddenly seemed to start to produce. And seeing as Chantelle had just come off an ear infection herself (having caught it from Jess), she urged me to immediately go see a doctor, which I dutifully did – the end result being Dr. Smit putting me on a five day course of Augmentin antibiotics as well as some homeopathic ear drops to try and clear out the bad wax build up.

Needless to say, this made me pretty miserable and prevented my from driving into work on Wednesday, meaning that I only went into the office (which isn’t a great atmosphere at the moment I might add) on Monday and Friday last week! Anyway, the antibiotics seemed to do the trick and by Friday the infection seemed pretty much done for, leaving only the clean up work of trying to remove the wax, which is so far not going all that well, considering the amount of times I have to tug at my earlobe, and say “What?” with a questioning look on my face!

Ugh.

Being hard of hearing is certainly not fun, and last week was definitely a write off in terms of churning out happy blog posts, which means that this week you should be in for a slew of them – though perhaps not today seeing as I’m still feeling a little blocked up – which translates into grumpy in case you were wondering…

Jessica back to Full Health Jessica 04 JUN 2011

Yay! So the doctor confirmed yesterday on the check-up visit that the antibiotics seems to have done the trick. The ear, nose and throat infections have all receded, the various swellings are down, her chest is open again – in other words Jessie is back to full health again!

The only minor side affects that we are still dealing with is a nasty little nappy rash brought on by the antibiotics messing with her pH balance (shame, she definitely has her mommy’s sensitive skin), as well as a slightly discoloured tongue due to her vitamins reacting with the antibiotics.

But other than that, all is A-OK, bringing the Lotter household back to 100% seeing as Chantelle is also back to normal.

Of course, I’m sure it is only a matter of time before it’s my turn :(

Anyway, we’re now in the final month of looking after Jessica at home before she gets accepted into the daycare centre, and at this point we really do have to mention just how much of a godsend Chantelle’s parents have been in terms of helping us out here, because without them I simply don’t know what we would have done.

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Infant Ill Jessica | My Life 25 MAY 2011

Shame, so little Jessica is sick for the first real time in her life, with a good and proper ear, nose and throat infection. She started showing symptoms on Monday, and although our own thermometers didn’t indicate a fever (which have now shown to be rather inaccurate and thus actually quite useless), our little darling was wheezing away, exhibiting shallow breathing, being very congested, releasing lots of yellow snot (the colour is what makes it an indication of sickness by the way) and of course just being in lots and lots of discomfort with the heart-breaking big crocodile tears.

She didn’t have a great night’s worth of sleep and so on Tuesday Chantelle took her to the doctor, a mission in itself because all of the local doctors and paediatricians were fully booked (you can definitely see that Winter is here), and so on the advice of Ingrid, she went and plonked herself down at a certain Doctor Wade’s offices where she was eventually squeezed in when a little gap opened up between patients. The doctor confirmed the infection and wants to start Jessie on a ten day course of antibiotics.

Only one small problem though.

Jessica is due her May Synergist shot at the end of the week, and as such, until we get confirmation from Dr. Edson, we can’t risk giving her antibiotics which may prevent her from getting the all important Synergist in the first place – meaning that for the moment, we can’t medicate our suffering little one.

Shame, but she is struggling through it like a good little soldier, tears and sneezes and all, and of course as Mommy and Daddy, Chantelle and I are showering her with plenty of love, hugs and kisses, in the hopes that she gets through this as quickly and painlessly as possible! jessica lotter, baby, infection, sick, doctor, antibiotics, ear infection, nose infection, throat infection

Sigh, it really isn’t pleasant to see your child suffering so, especially when she can’t tell you just how sore she is, other than by crying her little lungs out! :(

(Update: We finally got the necessary feedback from The Stork’s Nest – perfectly fine to give her antibiotics as it shouldn’t interfere with the Synergist injection. Thank goodness for that!)