Ear Infections...

Babies get ear infections. It happens.  It happens a lot.  Cadie got her second one this past weekend.  That’s when I learned that babies get a lot of ear infection.  I know what you’re thinking, “You didn’t know this?”  When you consider that I was 36 when I got married and 45 when Cadie came to live with us, it’s sorta like this “I don’t know nothing bout raisin no babies.”

So Saturday nite we were up with her, until about 2 a.m.  Finally, we had to say “you’re going to bed,” and off she went without so much as a whimper.  Do you ever think we’re making thing too hard.  Sunday morning came – got up without me.  The baby started to cry.  None of which I heard.  A half hour later, they both came to wake me up.  Janet had determined that Cadie had an ear infection in her left ear.  Being super dad (or super granddad) I quickly leapt into action, and got up and dressed and off to the hospital.  Four hours later, the doctor with his many years of experience, confirmed Janet’s diagnosis and we set off for the drugstore.  I’m not going to bore you with the details, but it took a very long time to get the prescription and get back home.

We finally got home at about noon.  We tried to put Cadie down for a nap, but she wasn’t having any of it.  So Janet, Cadie and I were pretty tired and cranky for the company we had coming at 1:00 pm.  That all turned out pretty well and by 5:30 pm Cadie was asleep and 2 ½ hours later so were Janet and I.

Ain’t parenthood grand.

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