I have learnt over the last 4 years of being a mum that your intuition is the best attribute you can have as a mother. I have had to use this skill over the last 3 months as my son has had 3 ear infections, not just in the one ear, but in both ears. I am blogging about this as I had a very stressful day yesterday trying to get him into see our doctor. She is away until next week, but for those of you who know about ear infections, it is something you cannot leave. Well, I was not personally 100% sure it was an ear infection, but my intuition was 100% sure it was another one.
I frantically rang around trying to get him in anywhere. I felt that it was really not a hard thing for a doctor to take 5 minutes of their time to get their ear instrument they use to look into his ears and to check to see if they were infected. I rang four medical centers, everyone said no. One could fit me into today in the morning, but it was not at a great time, right in the middle of his sleep time. As you would know as parents, you should never wake a sleeping baby, especially a baby that is sick! I thought I would venture up to the clinic and go in there face to face and beg them to have my son seen by a doctor, but the crying mum with the very sick baby did not make a difference. It showed me why I travel 40 minutes to see my regular doctor, who was selfishly enjoying a lovely holiday!
I even went to the pharmacy to ask the pharmacist if they could look into his ears, but they are not qualified enough to receive one of those special ear instruments, an instrument I now wish I owned myself!
So how did we get through the night, pain relief along with our homeopathic ear infection medicine from my regular doctor, (who was enjoying her lovely holiday)! Luckily she gave me this medicine last month when he had his second ear infection as this mixed with pain relief got us through a long night to go to our very untimely appointment.
Like every other number that goes through the medical centre, we were called in to see the doctor, and 5 minutes later we walked out with a script for antibiotics as he has two very swollen and infected ears...... Do I have to say anymore.... "A mother's intuition!"