When I caught Amy asleep on the bed, all snuggled up with Harry, I should have known that she was about to come down with something again. She never sleeps in the day and if she does, it’s always a good indicator that something inside her body is brewing. I just didn’t think that something might be wrong with her, though, as she was still on medication from her previous ear infection. So I got my camera out and took a quick snapshot.
It’s very rare to see them like that, you know? Amy loves Harry and I know he loves her too. I do think, though, that he gets overwhelmed with her bubbly personality sometimes which is what makes him lash out at her. Either that or he sees her as a rival or friend that he can jump on at all times. Once she’s asleep, though, you can always find him in her bedroom, a little furry ball by her feet. Together, in broad daylight, however, is a very rare occasion.
When Amy woke up from her nap, it was quite apparent that she wasn’t her usual happy self. If you know her, you’ll know that she’s the bubbliest and happy person out there. Not so much after her nap. She was really clingy and emotional and after an hour or so, she started complaining about an ear ache.
Another ear infection – another trip to the ENT clinic
Thinking that it would be impossible that she had another ear infection as she was still taking meds from the previous one, I tried to distract her and snuggled up on the sofa with her. All of a sudden, she burst out in tears about my parents’ cats who had passed away more than a year ago. I thought that was a little odd and started asking if anything else was bothering her and she started sobbing that her ear hurt and if we could go see a doctor. Amy does not like to go to the doctor’s, so I knew that she must be in quite some time.
I gave her some painkillers and asked my mum, if she could give us a lift to the emergency room at the ENT clinic. Amy immediately fell asleep in the car and when she woke up, she was much happier in herself which made me think maybe she was just fine, but after a very long and thorough examination by two ENT specialists, we were told that she just about escaped a perforated eardrum and that her tonsils and adenoids would have to be removed within the next couple of weeks as they were causing her constant ear infections.
I’ll write a separate update her whole ENT journey, surgery and her current struggles but I just feel so sorry for my baby. She’s being so brave about it all and although, she’s visibly suffering, she’s still smiling and enjoying life. I wish I could go though this for her because it’s really not nice to look at. This blog is usually my happy place and I rarely write about stuff like this, but I just want to record this for her, so she knows just how proud of her I am. I know I would be super miserable and fed up with everything by now.