Saturday, October 22, 2011

Perforated Eardrum

A couple of days ago as I put Sanaa's hair in a pony tail I noticed a small amount of dried blood on her ear lobe. There was more dried blood in her ear but nothing was bleeding. I wasn't sure what had happened but she wasn't acting like she was in pain so even though I asked my mom about it I wasn't too concerned.

I forgot about Sanaa's ear until today. We were outside and I was pushing Layla on the swing. Sanaa asked me to hold her so I did. Then she started rubbing her ear saying that something was tickling her. I moved her hand away from her ear and there was blood.

I took Layla out of the swing, headed inside and found my mom. She offered to watch Layla while I drove Sanaa to the Urgent Care in town. The doctor took one look inside Sanaa's ear and said she had a perforated eardrum. Ugh. Not what I wanted to hear.

Monday morning I'll be contacting the ENT (ear, nose, throat specialist) here in town and making an appointment. It's possible that Sanaa's ear tube came out a couple days ago and caused it. I'm not sure but it seems like the most likely culprit.

Thankfully Sanaa is not in any pain (at least she's not complaining about any) but she does not like to go to the doctor and is not a good patient. She did surprisingly well today but that was after throwing a massive tantrum when she found out I was taking her to the doctor and my mom almost had to help me carry her to van. So pray that Monday goes smoothly and that we're able to get into the ENT.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Yikes!! i'll be praying!