Two months into the battle, my war on the blond twin's ear infections is a complete failure. My husband took her to the pediatrician yesterday because she was up two nights in a row crying about her right ear hurting. Of course, she has an ear infection.
I know it's not anything we've done, but I still feel like we are failing her. She has spent the past couple of months taking a nasal spray and an antihistamine every day. As soon as she sniffles, she get a decongestant. It's a lot of daily medicine for an otherwise healthy, little girl.
I used peroxide in her ears every time she showers and the minute she complains about ear pain. She takes extra Vitamin D every day. We have a humidifier going nightly in their room. Now I wonder what the point of all of it was. The pediatrician said there was really nothing else we could do. Some kids are just prone to ear infections. We pulled out all the stops and she still has an ear infection at the same time as usual.
The next stop is another appointment with the ENT. I see ear tubes in her future, which might not be a bad thing at this point. I don't really want her to go through the surgery, but I also don't want her to be on antibiotics for six months again.
It's just a losing battle. I'd like to surrender, but for the blond twin's sake, it can never happen.