Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Elliot's eardrum ruptured yesterday morning. He was complaining of an earache throughout the night, but we weren't sure what was causing it - he hadn't been sick and he hadn't gone swimming recently. At around 7 am, Elliot suddenly screamed out in agony and a few minutes later, blood started to ooze from his ear. Poor guy - he wasn't kidding! Of course, after that he felt a little better and was able to fall asleep. When he woke up, I took him to the doctor. Ruptured eardrums heal on their own, but I wanted to find out how severe it was. The doctor let me have a look at Elliot's ear as well. It was pretty yucky - multiple perforations. We did find out that it was caused by an ear infection, which was weird, because he didn't have a head cold and because he only had the earache for about 9 hours before it ruptured. I filled Elliot's prescriptions and took him home. I had Elliot lay in the armchair so I could put drops in his ear. Immediately he closed his eyes and zonked out for a couple of hours. Poor little man - he had a long night!
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