I took her in to her dr to confirm the infection this afternoon and make sure it hasn't ruptured. Is bulging but not ruptured. Went home with antibiotics and the suggestion of Advil as we are doing.
This seems like an extreme reaction to an infection? I don't see her like this often so it is very upsetting and I am at a loss for how to help her! I had opted to try a couple of drops of colloidal silver in that ear first tonight before making any decisions to start the antibiotics. (Hear of so many people saying that it just hasn't worked for them anyway) It couldn't be a bad reaction to the CS? It is reportedly so inert that I am doubting it.
What should I do? Anyone out there gone through the same? I am looking for relief for her...
I'm so sorry! It's awful to have to watch your little one in so much pain.
although her drum might not have been ruptured this morning at the doctor's, it may be on its way - the only 2 times my daughter was inconsolable like this was when her drum ruptured (she's had probably 8-10 ear infections total)....one time it even was after she had been checked with no rupture, it ruptured the next day. The good news is once that's over they feel much, much better.
I don't have any advice re: the CS, or really much else to do for her - if there's a chance of rupture you don't want to put anything in there. Warmth sometimes helps, and really all I could do for my daughter is cuddle her and be there for her.
I hope that she feels much, much better soon!
I agree, sometimes necessary and that's why I filled the prescription to have on hand... I was hoping for advice on relieving her immediate discomfort. I suspect the antibiotics will be slow acting and not the answer to helping her calm down in the coming few hours. She cried through the night, only stopping for an hour here or there following the freshest dose of Advil...