Monday, November 20, 2006

ear infection

after we left for our trip to istanbul, po po and kong kong stayed with the girls. on the 2nd nite of their stay, erika cried the whole nite complaining that her ears were aching and she also had a bleeding nose...why do this happen when we are away? her nose bleeding problem has been on-going for some time...so po po quickly took her to see an ENT specialist the next day...found out she had a bad middle ear infection...heard that this is a real common problem (didn't know about this before)...just that she had a bad case...so had her on strong antibiotics, eardrops & some cream for the nose...unfortunately when we got back from the trip...the infection has still not cleared up....

follow-up visit to the ENT, another dose of stronger antibiotics...hopefully this will do the trick...the ENT advised if the infection does not clear, he would like to do a minor surgery!!! eh...i would like to get at least 2 or 3 opinions before operating on erika's ears. i have second thoughts about any doctor who requests for surgery...i have this feeling that all they want is to suck as much money from the patient if they can! and they get away with it too!

so all you mommies out there...if you any opinion on ear infection...i would love to hear your thoughts...would definitely make me feel better...

6 comments:

mott said...

First time here...

Pls..go for 2nd opinion..esp if u hv inner voice telling you to. Try as much as possible to avoid surgery.

Anonymous said...

Hi,my first time here too.Read Oscar mummy's blog and guide me here to ur blog.

Yes,agree with mott.Always seek for 2nd opinion or 3rd opinion.

Anonymous said...

Stumbled upon your blog. Yes get a second/ third opinion. My 11-mnth old baby had an ear infection too. Just recovered. Doctor gave ear drops. Cleared in a week. Thank goodness. As for your little Erika, surgery should be the last option.

Anonymous said...

ermm now no idea la. but u shud get pneumococcal jab after she recover k.

jazzmint said...

aiks...i think better get 2nd opinion

Anonymous said...

I've no experience on ear infection. However, I do experience these facts: Kid are always sick on 2 important occassions: a)Right Before a trip b) When you are on the trip
*Shakes head*