It Popped! – Weds 30th Sept 2015

By | September 30, 2015

For the last few days, D has had a poorly ear and been in pain.

She’s never a fan of Calpol, in fact it can take two of us to get her to take 5ml or so of something that she detests, in terms of taste (doesn’t like strawberries) and that strange powdery texture.

So, I knew that when she begrudgingly agreed to some, it must have been hurting.

But where? My squirmy girl doesn’t like being poked and prodded at the best of times and she knew it hurt, but couldn’t be entirely sure where.

The past few days have been tricky, she hasn’t heard the gentle requests or conversation that she responds best to and a raised tone alarms her….. there have been emotional times.

Bless her, she couldn’t even hear our meowy fluffball Bitsey demanding attention!

But all that changed this morning, we were walking to school and her ear “popped” and all was well again.  D’s smile returned and we could chat about the birds singing (she said they sounded happy) and the things we usually point out.

I’m grateful it popped by itself as we’ve tried the “hold your nose and puff” before and she just didn’t have the co-ordination to do that.

It was good to see her smiling again (picture taken previously).

  
And this afternoon she told me it had “popped” again, during lunch so maybe some munching had helped.

A relief.  She dislikes the noise and bustle of our doctor’s surgery (not to mention her stranger anxiety) and has memories of the last time she was there, of a nurse chasing her around to give her her injection.    It does feel – just like an earlier comment – that we, as carers, have to be medical detectives but that’s preferable and it keeps her (relatively) calm.

D had had anxieties about today’s PE lesson (cricket) but was full of enthusiasm about it afterwards as they’d played “diamond cricket” and that went down very well with a girl who likes any kind of glittery/gem stone talk.

Yay for a good day and that painful ear popping!

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Kim Carberry on 30th September 2015 at 10:19 am.

Aww! Bless her! I am so glad things are better now….Poorly ears are just the worst x

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Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:35 pm.

They are, aren’t they x

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Budget Beauty and Babies on 30th September 2015 at 10:32 am.

glad she’s feeling better now though! bad ears are never good!

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Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:35 pm.

Thanks, me too 🙂

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Catie: Imperfect Mum on 30th September 2015 at 10:51 am.

Oh goodness it is so tough when they know that it hurts but can’t say where exactly or what the problem is. We are not just mums we are health detectives too. 🙂

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Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:35 pm.

We sure are x

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Sarah MumofThree World on 30th September 2015 at 12:10 pm.

Glad she’s feeling better. It must have been very painful.

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Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:35 pm.

Thanks Sarah, she’s normally not too bad with pain but did have trouble with this x

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Silly Mummy on 30th September 2015 at 12:43 pm.

Glad it sorted itself out! Ear problems are horrible for kids – my sister had loads of problems with her ears as a child & it was never fun. I think pain in that area radiates so much that it makes it even worse. #SSAmazingAchievements

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Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:34 pm.

Agreed and ears are so sensitive and connected to other areas too.

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Caroline Elliott on 30th September 2015 at 2:20 pm.

Ah bless her glad it sorted itself out and she is smiling again! Xx

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Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:34 pm.

Thanks, it was a relief to see her cope so well 🙂

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Jane - Our Little Escapades on 6th October 2015 at 7:35 pm.

So glad the ear sorted itself out and a doctors trip wasn’t needed. I’m glad its not just us who have the dreaded doctor battle. I’m glad you have a happy little girl again x

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Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:33 pm.

Me too. Getting D into the surgery just doesn’t happen. I guess there are too many strangers, sounds and smells.

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