25 February 2010

Gut Feeling...

Sometimes you just have to go with your gut feeling. After we came in from playing in the snow Tuesday night, Kayci was crying and crying for what seemed like no reason. Finally, she told us her ear hurt (she didn't want to miss Career Day yesterday). After both kids had a cranky, restless night, I called the doctor and made an appointment for both of them. I realized that I totally sounded like Mother of the Year...um, yes, I think my daughter has an ear infection. Nope, no fever. Umm hmm, that's right. My son? Oh, yes, well, my gut says there's something going on with him, too. Symptoms? Ummm, no, just a rough night last night.

Even as I sat there with both kids in the exam room, I was doubting myself--it's RARE that either kid has ever had an ear infection without fever, but my gut was just saying they were both OFF. (Mind you, I had back to back meetings yesterday and "should" have been at work.) Here's how it all shook out:

2 kids
4 ear infections
1 icky throat
2 antibiotics
1 cough medicine
1 bottle of ear drops

And $103 later, not counting doctor fees, we were on our way. Sometimes it pays (or costs!) to go with the gut feeling, no?


Tracye said...

Hang in there! We're praying for a speedy recovery.sk

Kristi said...

Thanks! They both feel fine today...keeping everything crossed! :)