Aiden has had a cough for the last couple of weeks so I should have seen this coming but on Thursday we went shopping during the day and were having a great time. Around 5 we were headed back home and aiden started wining and said "Mom my ear hurts." That's when it all began. From that point on the crying never stopped. I have never seen him in so much pain and he's a tough kid. I tried and tried to get his pediatrician on the phone, because I can usually get him an appointment with a different doctor at night, but it just wasn't going to work out this time. Finally after about 3 and a half hours of straight freaking out we decided to take him to the emergency room, his very first trip ever! He hated it the whole time he just kept saying, "Come on mommy daddy, let's go. Let's go. Let's go please!" It was so so sad! They said that he had a severe middle ear infection. After a while they gave him some drugs for the pain and some antibiotics for his ear infection and sent us on our way. It actually turned out that the doctor that saw Aiden recognized Nick from church and he said he's our neighbor! He lives like three houses down from us, so that's good to know for future reference! They sent us on our way and we had a rough night but he's felling all better now, thank goodness! It was just so sad because he never complains about things hurting him until he just can't stand it anymore and of course he had to wait until after 5, isn't that how it always happens! The good thing is that he's all better now and hopefully we won't have to make anymore fun trips like that for a long, long time.
2 years ago