Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What are the symptoms?

So Miss Thang has been tugging at her ears lately. I'm trying to decide if it's an ear infection or she just realized she has ears. I'm thinking its that latter but I'm very inexperienced in this department so I have no idea. Help! She's been a royal crap (except today) about going to sleep at night. We put her down and she screams and cries and tries to get out of the crib. We're doing some of the CIO and that is sort of working. She's also teething really bad. Any thoughts?

I rode in my new saddle today! It's just a work saddle but its a nice one! Faith and I enjoyed it very much:) Other than that, we've been just enjoying having Lance home during the big storm. I didn't have school on Monday so that was nice. Now I get to play catch-up tomorrow....watch students!!!

4 comments:

Molly said...

Her teeth can cause her ears to ache - so the pulling and tugging could be a combination of her discovering her ears and them being a little bit bothersome from her teeth. Hayden was horrible about playing with his ears - I always thought it was an ear infection, but out of the numerous times I brought him in only a few times he actually had an ear infection. If her temp jumps above 100 or so, you'll probably want to bring her in. I've noticed that teeth temps usually don't go much above 100 degrees or slightly above, but if there's an infection they usually climb higher. Hope she get's back to her spunky self fast!

Kristin said...

My older daughter had a lot of ear infections as a baby. For her, I could always tell because she was cranky. She was normally a happy baby, but if she was cranky for more than half a day I knew it was probably an ear infection. Most babies run fevers with them--she typically did not though. Has she had a cold recently? Ear infections are most common after a cold, although they can come at any time. If you think something is amiss, there's no harm in bringing her in to the pedi.

Jen said...

Amazingly enough I'm quite inexperienced at diagnosing ear infections too. At 15 months, Jillian has never even had one (knock on wood!). The sleeping thing is probably just a phase that may be connected to teething and hopefully will pass. We just went through a 3 week period where our LO would CIO to go to sleep every night. It was awful, but I don't want to let her back slide and develop poor sleeping habits either.

THE STANFORD FAMILY said...

as a Mother of a boy who needs his 3rd set of Tubes... Ear infections mean SICK baby at least in my house. Lethargic, pink eyes, fever are all signs for Noah as well as tugging, digging, crying for no reason. Did I ever recommend Hylands teething gel/tablets to you before for Miss M? I thought they were the bomb!