We have been battling ear problems these last few days.
For the first (and maybe second time), one of my kids has an ear infection. Xavier came down with a fever and an earache early last week and is just now coming out of it.
8 years and 4 kids, and this is the first time that we have ever had to deal with this. Luckily, though not for him, it is Xavier and he is able to share what he is going though, understand what to do and not to do and he has been getting through it.. I can’t imagine having a small baby with an ear infection… it has been awful for him especially when his ear was as its worst and he was waking from pain.
When we just thought that we were done, Khéna had a very wakefull night with a sore ear… though the pain was gone in the morning, he has been with fever for two days now. I am not too sure what exactly is happening with him, but hopefully the pain won’t come back again and the fever will just subside.
On the subject of ears and Khéna, we have been wondering for the last little while if Khéna has trouble hearing. He doesn’t seem to hear us often when we talk and makes us repeat often. He doesn’t hear when we call him from another room, or talk from behind him. He has been asking us to look at him when we talk so that either the sound is coming from in front or he can see our lips when we talk and will often say that he didn’t hear something.
This is pretty new and it seems to have been escalating quickly in these last few weeks so a few days ago I called a specialist and have an appointment set up for in a few weeks.
I am looking forward to understanding more what is happening with him and am hopeful that it is something temporary.
I would love to hear stores from others who have seen this before or have any insight…
Il a peut-être de la cire dans l’oreille. Une fois enlevé il retrouvera l’ouïe sans problème. Va voir un ORL ils ont une petite balayeuse et ça fait moins mal que le généraliste et la seringue d’eau.
Both my oldest children have battled near constant ear infections (although knock on wood, it’s been a year since my son had one). Warm compresses worked most of the time as well as tylenol on occasion.
For hearing… my son is delayed in his speech so he had his ears tested a few months ago to rule out hearing loss. It was a simple test and he got to sit on my lap the whole time while we listened to different sounds. It was easy peasy and I’m glad I decided to have his hearing tested.
But could Khena’s be swimmer’s ear by any chance? I don’t know much about it other than my husband has a hard time hearing when we spend lots of time swimming and his ears hurt for a few days.
Hey, perhaps it is a buildup of wax? I also remember having a middle ear infection that didn’t hurt, but was really annoying because sounds were completely muffled in that ear.
I hope all goes well, big hugs
Garlic oil (slightly warmed and applied via dropper directly into the ear canal) has done WONDERS for our kids’ ear infections. My daughter in particular seemed very prone to them in the past. And her hearing was always affected by the fluid build-up. Our dr told us (and we found to be the case) that she got them so frequently that after a while she simply stopped having any pain and the only symptom was slight congestion and some hearing loss. We’d notice that she was stuffy and saying “What???” to us all the time, go in to the dr and whaddaya know? Bright red ear drum. Once or twice she even had a ruptured ear drum and barely even registered discomfort. Now we just use the garlic oil right away when there’s congestion and we’ve not had ear infections in either kid for over a year.
I thought I had commented a few days ago but I guess it hadn’t went through… I am still getting used to the new computer…
Thanks for the insight everyone… I had had Khéna’s ears checked for wax at the Chiro last time we went. I had though of wax as a possibility also but his ears were clear.
Khéna’s ear discomfort was short lived, and Xavier’s has gone also so now we are just back to the slight hearing problem that Khéna has been having. However, in the last few days it has been less apparent so I am wondering if things are getting better. I hope so!