On Thursday night, Aaron woke up crying. We gave him some Motrin, calmed him down and put him back to sleep. He slept the rest of the night and woke up sweet and playful Friday. But that was SOP for an ear infection - one wake up (usually around 9 or 10) and then happy-go-lucky from there on out. And we should know. We've done this every 30 days since mid-August. It's like clock work.
So, we were off to the doctor Friday morning. Aaron (whose ears had been completely clear at a check up just four days earlier) had a double ear infection. A rather nasty one, at that. Dr. Everett very gently told me what he has been preparing me for over the last two months - if Aaron gets another infection in December we will be sent to the ENT to talk tubes.
I am so sad for Aaron and so upset that he has been plagued with these ear infections. Dr. Everett says some babies just get ear infections. It isn't anything we've done or haven't done. And tubes make me incredibly nervous though I keep being told that they shouldn't.
In any case, please continue to pray for Aaron's health. We are off to Ohio Monday with the doctor's blessing and a lot of meds. (I am glad the medicine is available to Aaron and helps him so much, but I am so upset that my Little One has had so many drugs already!)
On a happier note, the above pictures are of Aaron playing with his new Christmas Story Blocks from Kimmie. She ordered them from Lifeway and we were able to pick them up here in Tyler. Note: Aaron LOVES blocks. All blocks. And it's really fun when Daddy builds big towers with them and Aaron can crawl real fast across the floor and knock all the blocks over in one fell swoop! Big Fun!