A couple of Wednesdays ago, on my day off, we had taken Cam to the bus stop & headed to the park where we happily played & ran around. As I was pushing Reese on the swing, her squeals of laughter stopped & she turned back & said, "I want to go home." With the tone of her voice, I knew something was up. From the moment I got her into the car, it all went quickly downhill.
This happy face went from smiling to hysterically crying, agitated & restless. At first I tried to tell myself that she was just tired. That lasted about two seconds until my instincts told me to call the doctor & get her in ASAP.
We had to wait two hours until she could be seen so I gave her Motrin since I suspected it was her ears. We laid on the couch watching Sophia the First & she thrashed all around my lap, intermittently crying hysterically. It was awful. After about twenty minutes, the Motrin finally kicked in & she felt so much better. We played until it was time to head to the doctor where we left with the diagnosis of a double ear infection. Poor kid. It was not the day off I had hoped to spend with my buddy, but I was so thankful it happened on a day I could take care of her & get her the care she needed. The doctor isn't concerned about the cough since her lungs sound clear, so it's just a virus that's sticking around. I love that our doctor doesn't over-prescribe antibiotics since I'm all about riding things out whenever possible. A raging ear infection? That warrants some antibiotics!
So happy to see this smiling face! Speaking of this smiling face, I commented on Facebook that Reese tends to look homeless by the time I pick her up from daycare. She's taken her hair out & resembles a disheveled sheep dog. But, she's still cute! Reese is seriously something else though. Lately she demands that I play with her & her princess castles, even when I have a million things to do after working all day. When we do play, I notice just how bossy & aggressive she can be while playing dolls; she often puts them in timeouts, yells at them & even puts them in "locker doors" which means they're locked into timeout. Um, should I be concerned?!?! Not sure where she gets this from or why she's aggressive with them, but she does have quite the imagination & she is incredibly dramatic. If she's not on Broadway I will seriously be shocked. Always something going on over here!