It is Saturday morning. Today will be busy with preparations for Una and Sebastian's Confirmation tomorrow. Gabriel is a little sniffly and Dominic complained of a sore throat yesterday. So--extra vitamin C for him and the thought that we may be in for another round of colds.
At 4 a.m. this morning he wakes me, whining that his ear hurts. The same one that ruptured last month, was treated with oral and ear-drop antibiotics and was declared fine at a follow-up appointment. I am panicking a bit, worrying about chronic infections and more--unwanted--prescriptions for antibiotics. I myself have an immunity to a number of antibiotics because of frequent ear infections as a child. None of my kids so far have been prone to ear infections (I think we have had one or two before Dominic in the last 11 years). It may just be that because the eardrum was perforated, it will be sensitive for a long time and he will feel it in his ear whenever he gets a cold.
I put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the ear, and later, if he will permit, I will use garlic infused oil. I will also give him echinacea, vitamin C and Sambucol. Maybe we can get through the Confimation without a hitch!
In any case, I would appreciate a quick prayer for Dominic, that his ear trouble is no more than a little sensitivity caused by a cold, and that it will pass quickly. For his sake and mine!
Say a quick one for Una and Sebastian, too, while you're at it. Thanks!