Your Inner Ear: What were They/She/He/It* thinking when They approved the design layout of the inner parts of your ear???
My 16 month old daughter has not been napping well this week. She has also woken up in the middle of the night (4 AM) and refused to go back to sleep. With my Lil Diva, this typically means one or both of two things: Teething and/or An Ear Infection.
I know she’s still teething: her first year molars are in that horrible limbo of partially erupted yet still lurking beneath the surface. The Drool Faucet is cranked to HIGH. Pair that with Texas’s Cedar Fever and the dry winter air and you have the perfect trifecta for How to Get An Ear Infection.
On the agenda this morning: waste copious amounts of time to schlep Lil Diva (and The Tackler, because he isn’t at the Stay Home Alone age yet at almost four) to have the doctor look in her ears for ten seconds to confirm or deny my suspicions.
If confirmed, it will be the fifth ear infection since last October. Or is that sixth? I’ve already lost count.
We need a parenting class that teaches us how to use The Ear Flashlight – so we can stop wasting money for these constant visits.
Then again, maybe it’s a cash cow for pediatricians. I know they profited heavily from the Tackler’s constant ear infections – until we bit the bullet and put tubes in his ears.
Now, I’m witnessing the same pattern emerge with my Lil Diva.
So I have to ask: What the frak was Our Designer(s) thinking when they approved the layout for the inner workings of our ears?
Did They not beta test it out first? Did They wave off the “high potential fail rate for the first four years and after age 75” as acceptable? If a business sent out a product with this many flaws…… well we’d have to call it Windows 98.
What did parents do before antibiotics and pain medication? Drug their children with whiskey from the still so their children passed the first few years in drunken stupor?
Or are ear infections more prevalent these days, like allergies?
Or am I just cursed with children whose ears are in the #fail category if paired with any sort of congestion?
Come on…. what the frak?!?!
Did you have a “what the frak” moment this week?