Nornor has been chewing on her hands like crazy as usual, and still no teeth! She’s gotten into the habit of pulling down on her lower lippy with her index finger and went and scratched the inside of her little mouth! We had to put socks on her hands! She’s going to have to stop that or she’s going to end up with a lampshade collar around her neck! 😉
Norns politely slept in while I packed lunches, made breakfast and saw the big kids off to the bus stop.
Nora had a morning appointment with ENT. It was just a follow-up from a previous appointment, but I was glad that William had the opportunity to meet the wonderful Dr. E. who will be doing Nora’s ear tube surgery. Based on Nora’s happy demeanor and the fact that she wasn’t exhibiting any outward symptoms, we didn’t feel that it was necessary to subject her to the “tortures” of the microscope, especially since tubes are on order relatively soon (September 20th).
As the day progressed, Nora grew more and more uncomfortable. We have a hard time differentiating gas pains from ear pains. She is adept in conveying when something is bothering her, but she never comes right out and says what it is. She likes to keep us guessing. Nine times out of ten, it is just gas pains. The discomfort associated with her belly troubles is usually short-lived. Today there were only short intervals of smiles.
Her moans and groans, mucus in the back of her throat, and gagginess all pointed at an ear infection as the day drew to an end. She did enjoy her bedtime baff ~
OF COURSE we had just been to the ENT the day before, and OF COURSE it was now the weekend. We treated her with acetaminophen and kept a close eye on her through the night.
Nora had a restless night, still not comfortable and she may or may not have had a low grade fever. It’s one of those thermometers (a temporal) that I don’t entirely trust. It will give 3 different readings in the same minute. Her heart rate was a little high, but that would be expected no matter what the source of her troubles. As soon as the sun was at a reasonable point in the sky we put a call in to the on-call pediatrician. We were hoping to get an antibiotic called in, but the doctor felt better about seeing Nora first just to make sure there wasn’t anything else going on. We would continue to treat her with acetaminophen until Monday.
As the day progressed Nora seemed no worse off. I’d been to church by myself in the late morning. When I returned, she was really pretty happy! I was relieved that the pain medicine was working! Or perhaps Daddy really cheered her out of a funk!
With Nora’s pains under control, I decided to take the big kids out for awhile. Nana & Papa had invited us to go swimming now that “summer” had finally arrived just in time to be almost over. We had canceled because of Nora’s ears, but decided to surprise them with a texted picture of our car on the ferry, obviously en route!
Professional rock thrower returning back to the car from a trip down to the river while we waited:
Treachery lurks beneath the waters ~
My smile grew bigger and bigger with each photo that William texted.
“She’s being as sweet as I can ever remember,” her Daddy reported.
The only thing we can think is that her belly was really disagreeing with the coconut oil supplements. We’ve started off slowly making it up to only two 2 mL doses — 4 mL for the day. We’d hoped to increase to a total of about 15 mL per day (equivalent of a tbsp.) but I’m not sure her little body can handle all that – even broken up throughout the day. 😕
Just glad she’s feeling better and that we avoided an unnecessary antibiotic!
It’s been brought to my attention by a few of my readers who subscribe by email that you aren’t getting your updates by email. I’m still looking into the matter, but for now I’m guessing they don’t come through when I backdate a post with the purpose of keeping them neat and orderly. Whatever the case may be I will do what I can to remedy! So sorry!