Today we took Zach to see the doctor to check for a possible ear infection. He's had two infections recently , and since he hasn't been himself lately, Mom wanted him checked out. Nope: ears were fine, so there are other mysterious causes behind the lack of sleep at that house.
Meanwhile, I have also enjoyed two ear infections in the past few months. When we were discussing making a appointment for Zach, I thought I detected a tiny ache in my ear. "Is it the power of suggestions or what," I wondered. It was hard to tell because I'm all lopsided in the head from the hearing aid in that ear (the left) being broken. This aidless ear tends to feel plugged up anyway when there's only amplification on the other (right) side. So, I took the hearing aid out of my right ear for awhile and tried to discern whether the left ear still felt plugged. I thought it did but not too badly. So, should I try to see the doctor too?
In the end, I opted to ask for an appointment. It was quite the scene in the doctor's small office: Cuppa, me, Nikki Dee, Zach, and the doctor, herself. The kids get revved up, and want to get into everything; meanwhile, one tries to have a semi intelligent discussion with the doctor. Cuppa swears that it's worse than trying to herd chickens. However, I really don't think it's any worse than trying to herd cats! However, we all persevered; the doctor was able to render her verdict, and we were just barely able to hear it over the distractive din and melee.
In the event, the boy was cleared, but I was diagnosed with an infection. In a way I am relieved because I was really wondering if I was being led by the power of suggestion. On the other hand, however, I'd just as soon not have to deal with this again and go through yet another round of antibiotics.
I don't know what's going on in me 'ead. Historically, I have not been prone to ear troubles. In fact, I can only recall two other episodes in my whole life, which is getting rather long, I hasten to add before you do. But as it stands I am rather flummoxed to be celebrating my third ear infection in five months, not much more than four months really.
For the good news, I must say that I am pretty happy with the level of medical care that we are receiving. When we moved to this area almost five years ago, we weren't sure of finding a doctor since there is a wee bit of a local shortage. However, we were lucky to get on Thesha's doctor's roster, and have found that we can often get in to see her on the same day as we call. I guess it helps that she frequently has student doctors working with her to bear some of the load, but I'm okay with that as the younguns tend to take their time and be as thorough as possible.
Bet really now: three ear infections in less than five months? Let's get serious here!