Of Ear Infections & Immunizations
Finally got around to taking Eli in for his 4 year check up today. Yes, it’s a month late, but whose counting. I would say that I just “forgot”, but that would be a lie. In reality, I was hoping that the extra month would let him add a little more weight to his skin-and-bones frame… didn’t want him to fall off the weight chart!
Turns out, I needn’t have worried. He is in the 30th percentile for weight, which, while below average, is still respectable. According to Dr. Pediatrician, the only reason we think he looks so skinny is because too many kids today are too fat. 🙂
After a stellar check-up came the shots. Oh, yes. He was such a brave little fella. I could tell he wanted to start crying before the needle stick, but he didn’t. The crying came afterward, and for the next 30 minutes. 🙂
Yay for a good check-up!
On another note, my EarCheck monitor has been getting quite the workout lately. Whenever Brady gets a cold/runny nose/ allergies, I always check his ears periodically since he seems prone to ear infections. On Saturday, the EarCheck popped up to “consult a doctor” red. So, I took him to the pediatric urgi-care where they confirmed what I suspected, he has an ear infection. Fortunately, the EarCheck caught it earlier than most, and and Dr. Urgi-Care seemed to think it might actually be able to resolve on its own. Hmmm, okay.
I went ahead and made an appointment for him to go to an ENT regardless. Tired of ear infections… his last one was 7 weeks ago! As much as we love Dr. Pediatrician, it will be good to hear from Dr. ENT if this is something he is/can grow out of quickly, or if tubes would be a good idea for him.
And, that’s it for today. 🙂 Gotta get the boys up now so we can pick Rachel up from school!