Another first….ear infection.

Since Finley’s cold she has been off. Her sleeping patterns have been off- waking sometimes after an hour or two, multiple times through out the night.  We also noticed sometimes it just seemed like she was breathing faster. Finally, last night I thought maybe she was teething since her cold is gone, but she is still not sleeping, so I gave her some ibuprofen and viola- she slept a solid 6 hours straight.  I had a Doctor’s appointment already scheduled for today for a vaccination and decided to have the Doctor take a look at her since I knew something wasn’t quite right. Mama gut. Always trust the mama gut.

Lungs sounded clear.

Checked her Pulse Ox- 99% while screaming her little head off.

Ears… Left ear was very inflamed.  Hmm… now it makes perfect sense why she would wake right up when you laid her in her crib and she would scream.  This may have seemed very obvious to some of you- but mind you, Rowan has NEVER had an ear infection so I just didn’t even think of that. Since she has probably had this already for several days and it has been effecting her sleep, we opted to treat with antibiotics. Also, will be keeping up the ibuprofen for a few days too. I was happy to see she has gained a few more ounces too – even while being sick. She is now up to 20.13…. hoping to finally hit 21 pounds the next time we are weighed!!

It was one year ago today that Finley reherniated and we were back at Emanuel being admitted. I am still in awe when I think back to everything that transpired and how I see God’s hand so evident.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5,6).

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