jlbelknap35
Getting irritated
January 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Ok my 14m Ds got an ear infection a couple days after Xmas, I ended up taking him to the ER at 2 in the morning and they prescribed him 10 days of amoxicillin. So we finish that and with in 2 days of finishing it he starts not sleeping again and running a fever at night so take him to his regular pedi and he still has an ear infection so she prescribes him cefdinir for 10 days. Well he NEVER started sleeping better, fever went away but still waking up 2-6 times a night. I took him yesterday, day 9 of meds, to the dr but his regular pedi wasn't in and this other dr was there today. She didn't impress me and actually pissed me off a little cause she was more concerned I didn't get my kids the damn flu shot and the whole time was lecturing me over it, and she was definitaly NOT kid friendly. She said he had fluid on his ears but no infection and brushed off the not sleeping on teething. Well starting last night he spiked a low 100* fever and barely slept (meaning mommy didn't sleep either) and its been an off and on fever all day too. I am at my wits end and am starting to feel helpless bc he has not had a good night sleep sense before Xmas and He has spent most of this month with a fever! I am not 100% sure if I should trust that other pedi now and spend a few more nights sleepless, or call and make sure we get into his pedi ( I'm afraid I'm going to just get pushed off sense they are in the same practice), or I'm half tempted to see how tonight goes and if he still isn't sleeping and is running a fever then at 1am take him to the ER (it's dead at that time on a Thursday night so I don't feel bad) . I'm so confused and irritated and tired and many other things.... I just want my poor boy to feel better finally :-(

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  • lauratupper
    January 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Hope he feels better soon!! I would maybe see if they will prescribe him cephalexin, that actually works the best on ear infections.

  • cabrandy03
    January 24, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Anything under 100.4 degrees is within the normal body temperature range for a baby and isn't considered a fever.  I personally think taking him too the ER would be a total waste of time.  How old is he?  It's very normal for sleep regression to occur durring teething or growth spurts, it dosn't necessarily mean that anything serrious is wrong.

  • IrishIz
    by IrishIz
    January 24, 2013 at 7:12 PM
    If you think it is an ear infection the ER is not where you go. It doesn't matter if it is dead at that time. The ER is for emergencies and not convenient walk in visits. Your insurance company would probably also prefer you take him to the appropriate care provider.

    If you aren't comfortable with what you were told make another appointment at the regular office.
  • kirstina
    January 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM
    I have taken my kids to the ER knowing that they had an ear infection. Doctor was closed for a long holiday weekend and I don't like the doctors at our urgent cares. Ear infections hurt and I am not going to let my kids suffer until the doctors is open.

    Quoting IrishIz:

    If you think it is an ear infection the ER is not where you go. It doesn't matter if it is dead at that time. The ER is for emergencies and not convenient walk in visits. Your insurance company would probably also prefer you take him to the appropriate care provider.



    If you aren't comfortable with what you were told make another appointment at the regular office.
  • kirstina
    January 24, 2013 at 7:51 PM
    I would start thinking about an ear nose and throat doctor. If you can go to one with out a referral than do that. My son had an ear infection for 3 months before I could get his doctor to send him to the specialist. He had tubes placed in his ears the day after he turn 1. He still gets infections a few times a year but that's a lot better than it was before. Oh and he will be 6 in less than 2 weeks.
  • IrishIz
    by IrishIz
    January 24, 2013 at 8:38 PM
    Sorry but not a good excuse. Did you know that most ear infections are viral? So those antibiotics don't help. Treat the pain and wait.

    Quoting kirstina:

    I have taken my kids to the ER knowing that they had an ear infection. Doctor was closed for a long holiday weekend and I don't like the doctors at our urgent cares. Ear infections hurt and I am not going to let my kids suffer until the doctors is open.



    Quoting IrishIz:

    If you think it is an ear infection the ER is not where you go. It doesn't matter if it is dead at that time. The ER is for emergencies and not convenient walk in visits. Your insurance company would probably also prefer you take him to the appropriate care provider.





    If you aren't comfortable with what you were told make another appointment at the regular office.
  • abra
    by abra
    January 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM
    My kids spiked small fevers when they were teething.
  • mamabens
    January 24, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    This & many many insurance companies are now  refusing to pay for visits that arent a true emergency.(life or death)

    Quoting IrishIz:

    If you think it is an ear infection the ER is not where you go. It doesn't matter if it is dead at that time. The ER is for emergencies and not convenient walk in visits. Your insurance company would probably also prefer you take him to the appropriate care provider.

    If you aren't comfortable with what you were told make another appointment at the regular office.


  • victoriangavin
    January 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    I've dealth with chronic ear infections my whole life and only found out recently how to prevent them before they get too bad, a drop or two of swimmers ear in the ear clears up the water in the ear that causes the infection and some campho phenique in the ear with cotton ball is the only way I slept most nights as a kid.. Good luck momma your doin fine! and If I were in that position I would take mine to the ER too

  • la_bella_vita
    January 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

     I hope he feels better soon!

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