This seems super silly because I had bundles of ear infections when I was little. And I have friends whose children have had dozens of ear infections in one year. But Henry's last ear infection took 4 antibiotics to clear up and he ended up in the hospital with pneumonia.
While I know this isn't likely to happen again (his pediatrician told me it would be rare), I find myself anxious about whether or not the ear infection is actually going to be cured.
Today was his last dose of medicine and while he seems to be doing alright, he still digs at his ears. Is that wax? Teething pain? Or is that ear infection lurking still?
It seems like every time he gets sick, I kick myself incessantly. I know I shouldn't do that, but it is hard. The weekend before we took him to the doctor (and a few days the week before), I knew there was something wrong with him. I told myself I should have trusted my mommy intuition and taken him in sooner.
My mommy intuition tells me to take him back to the doctor to check. I also know I am an anxious person. Better safe than sorry is my mantra. Do I wait and see how he acts, knowing where we ended up last time?
Being a mommy is hard.
For now, my plan is to wait and see what happens. But if my intuition starts telling me something isn't right, I am going to trust it. I'd rather lose the $30 for the copay than risk him being in pain or getting sicker.
Better safe than sorry. :)