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LaurenE's picture
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Ouch!!!!

I just need to whine!! My left ear is killing me! I'm pretty sure it's infected, but I can't go to the Dr because I have all of the daycare kids here. It's miserable!! Hopefully I can go tonight or tomorrow.

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I used to get horrible ear infections. Sweet oil, slightly warmed up soothed it. Also, putting my ear over a warm steam felt good too.

Good luck. I hope you feel better soon!

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:bighug: Sounds horrible. Hope you can get some relief ASAP

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Ow! No fun. It is hard to look after a bunch of kids when you aren't functioning 100%.

LaurenE's picture
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"elleon17" wrote:

I used to get horrible ear infections. Sweet oil, slightly warmed up soothed it. Also, putting my ear over a warm steam felt good too.

Good luck. I hope you feel better soon!

Thanks everyone, I hope it doesn't last long. Noelle, what is sweet oil?

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I hope it goes away and the kids go home soon so you can go to the doctor!

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YUCKY! That really stinks! I hope you can get some relief tonight!

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I hope you were able to see a doctor!! That is rough. Any chance you are still breastfeeding? Breast milk in the ears can clear it up, if it's not too bad.

LaurenE's picture
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Thanks again everyone! I did go to the Dr last night, but he couldn't tell what was wrong. Sad He did give me some pain drops and I'm taking sudafed today because he said it could be sinus pressure. It's weird that it hurts so bad and he could see nothing wrong!!

Laurie, I stopped breastfeeding about two months ago. I dried up and my nipples were so sore I decided it was time, but we made it to 21 months which I'm pretty proud of!

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Wow, the doc couldn't see anything! I'm guessing he checked your sinuses for a sinus infection as well?!?

Congrats on the breastfeeding. My milk is drying up too... I wish my little man would take the hint and stop using me as a pacifier all night!! I don't mind the occasional nursing session still, but the all night long thing is getting a little painful. My others were getting the hint by this point, but my little man is stubborn.

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He looked at my nose, throat, etc. and didn't really offer any explanation. After waiting over two hours with 3 kids I was not happy!!! Hoping it clears in a few days if not I'll go back. He did at it could be a very early infection and sometimes it takes time to "show up" where they can see it. Hopefully that's all it is.

Malia took some persuasion to convince her she was done nursing, lol. My older two self weaned at 16 and 15 months, but I think she would have nursed until college if I let her, lol! Ok I'm exaggerating, but she definitely didn't give it up alone. Weaning overnight was the hardest and we did tht first. We had a rough few nights, but she was still right next to me so she was ok. Now we're working on her staying in her own bed all night ... She's done it a few times, but not in a row!

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"LaurenE" wrote:

Weaning overnight was the hardest and we did tht first. We had a rough few nights, but she was still right next to me so she was ok. Now we're working on her staying in her own bed all night ... She's done it a few times, but not in a row!

Yeah, I think this is was we're going to do too. Night wean first, and then bed wean. If he nurses during the day a few times I'm okay with that, but I'm done with the nighttime nursing!

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Good luck!!