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As expected, the little girl has an ear infection.  She does *not* have a perforated eardrum - just the most amazing ear wax that anyone has ever seen.  We'll get her started on the antibiotics, and she'll be right as rain.

It remains to be seen how it's gonna go with the cats.  We'll see what there is to see when I get home.


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Mar. 23rd, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
Toddlers are like the TARDIS -- much bigger on the inside. This is how they can always produce the most astonishing quantities of whatever foul fluid is likely to gross you out the most at any given moment.

Cats -- I've lived with them for over half my life and I still don't understand them.
Mar. 23rd, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
You got that right. I'm still trying to figure out how a child can produce her own body mass in snot in one evening. Without getting dehydrated - that's the neat part of the trick.

I don't know what is going on between the six brain cells that my cats have between them, but whatever it is, it needs to cut it out.
Mar. 23rd, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
That there's the problem: Too many brain cells. If they only had one (between them, not each) it wouldn't be able to get into any arguments.

Hope Herself is feeling better.
Mar. 24th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
You know, you're right. Clearly they're thinking too much...

Herself seems to be a happier child. We got the first dose of antibiotics into her. They smell downright nasty, but she was a VERY good girl about taking them. Possibly she remembers that I WILL sit on her (literally) and MAKE her take them if necessary. Mommy is still bigger than she is.
Mar. 25th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
I remember being larger than my children. Barely. Enjoy it while it lasts. My youngest is now over an inch taller and quite a few pounds heavier so I have to rely on force of personality.

Mar. 24th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
LMAO -- toddlers are DEFINITELY like the tardis.
5yos still have the knack -- as I know from many recent bouts of stomach flu. TMI if I said more.
Mar. 23rd, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
Well, that's some comfort anyway. Hopefully she'll be feeling better soon!
Mar. 23rd, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
I *do* like it when the right answer is "here, take this." Hopefully it'll perk her up enough to have a really good time at Mudthaw tomorrow.
Mar. 23rd, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
I remember Katy producing some really incredible ear wax. The doctor used this little noose shaped thing, sort of like an ear wax spoon, and it took him several attempts to clear everything out. Her hearing was dramatically improved afterwords.

I never had ear infections myself, but I've been through them with two kids, and you both have my sympathies.
Mar. 23rd, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
I hope that will give her some quick relief from the pain as well. Ear aches are not pleasant. Good luck with the cat behavior problem as well.
Mar. 24th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC)
The discomfort usually resolves VERY quickly once the antibiotics are started, so she should be in very good shape by tomorrow morning.

I've been thinking that the fluffier cat would make a lovely muff...
Mar. 23rd, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
So glad to here the eardrum is intact. She should be feeling better by tomorrow if not this evening. Glad things are well on that front,now good luck with the felines.
Mar. 24th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
It was a huge relief to hear. I'm accustomed to diagnosing it from the inside, so it's going to take me a bit to figure it out form the outside.
Mar. 24th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
So glad the kiddo has received attention and does not have a perforated eardrum. I do have to say that the fluid production does diminish significantly over time, thank goodness. (One of the upgrades.)

I do hope that things can get resolved on the feline front. Has there been any talk of kitty prozac?
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