The boy with the drippy ear

At almost 5 months old Eli now has his first prescription for antibiotics. His ear had become more yucky and drippy and so a trip to the doctor seemed sensible. Nothing like the smell of banana flavoured medicine to take you back to your own childhood. Hopefully my littly will be feeling well again soon.

And one step backward

Just as I thought we were out of the woods Eli’s cold has decided to leave him with a very bunged up dribbly nose. Whilst sleep last night wasn’t too bad it may be hard to come by tonight.

Hopefully I’ll have the energy to take Tilly out tomorrow. I’m sure she won’t enjoy another day cooped up in the house. She was driving me around the bend this evening because she was tired and bored – hopefully we’ll be visiting her cousin tomorrow…

Poor Eli just flung himself off the boob because the milk let down, he was asleep and his blocked nose meant he was swallowing but couldn’t breath. Here’s hoping I get some sleep sitting up.

Getting there

Another horrendous night – Eli woke at around 1.30am and it went downhill from there. At around 3am I went downstairs and he settled (and I dozed) until about 4.30am but then the screaming started and so I headed back to the bedroom to avoid waking the other kids.

R left me to sleep in the morning and took the big kids to swimming lessons by himself leaving Eli and I to rest which has definitely helped. After swimming the kids were desperate to go to Nana’s so they all headed off there – extra peace, bliss! The screaming fits have been non-existant, fingers crossed for actual sleep tonight.

 

Cream crackered

Today has been somewhat long and relentless. Another night of Eli screaming and unable to be settled at 3am (calpol was the trick but that took time to work) means I’ve not been particularly with it today. Poor Tilly has been somewhat neglected but was very good and generally ok with my lack of ability to play. Have now foisted the boy onto his father and am enjoying a bit of space for a moment.

I’ve not quite worked out what’s up with Eli but since he’s not running a temperature, is breathing ok and painkillers seem to help it just doesn’t seem worth a doctors visit. Considering how hard it is to get him to take paracetamol or ibuprofen I’m not sure how I could get any other medicine, if it were prescribed, down him anyway! Perhaps it’s a ear infection – one ear seems a bit gunky?

Thankfully it is Saturday tomorrow, my weekly lie-in and the potential for R to take the older kids swimming if Eli needs to stay home (i.e. if I can’t drag myself out). I’ve just bribed Lex into putting some toys in the playroom – thankfully stickers are good currency in this house.

Next week will also be easier since we should be busier – lots of things to break up the days, a visit to a cousin and a visit from a LLL friend are all events to look forward to. Maybe Eli will be sleeping better again soon and I’ll be able to be thoughtful over a post…