Fortunately, we have been sick free for almost a year minus a few sniffles here and there. So the other day, when Isabel and I were playing, I noticed her digging/pulling on her ears. Come to find out her ears were really bothering her. So the following morning, after I took Gabbi to the train, Isabel and I headed over to the doctor to find out if it’s an ear infection. After being admitted, we head back and got the normal questions done and then the doctor arrived…I’m always so nervous, just because of the past experiences with doctor’s and Isabel. No need to worry, this doctor is amazing! I’m going to have to request her again!
Anyway, upon arriving, the doctor enters and begins to ask Isabel her name, how old she is, who I am, and why she’s here today. Isabel goes along answering all the questions, except for two! She did an amazing job! She got a special treat for doing so well! Isabel only got “nervous” when the doctor looked in her ears.
Thankfully, Isabel had a simple diagnosis and didn’t have an ear infection. Hurray! One ear had a bit of fluid and we were given a prescription for ear drops and the other ear…her ear drum was pressed up against the back bone in her ear (like when you change elevation and your ears “pop”) and we were given a prescription…for GUM! My mouth dropped open for that one! Just your regular chewing gum nothing special there. (We are believers that children shouldn’t have chewing gum…at least until their 30.)
So after stopping at Wal-mart and getting the ear drop prescription, we head home and after giving some ground rules about chewing gum. I give Isabel her first piece of gum. She did very well and chewed and chewed and chewed for about an hour. This continued throughout the day (and the following), as was directed by the doctor. The following day, after I gave Isabel her ear drops and gave her some gum to chew. She went off to play. When all of a sudden she bursts out screaming/crying! She comes running in to me crying and upset, that it took me a moment to figure out what she was trying to tell me.
“Momma, it was my throat!” she says crying.
“What did your throat do?” I ask.
“It was my throat that swallowed it, Momma!” she says again crying.
“What do mean?” I ask a bit confused by all the fuss and tears.
“Momma, it was my throat that swallowed the gum. It wasn’t me!” she says crying.
Gino and I just looked at each other and tried not to laugh! She was so upset over her throat swallowing her gum that it took me 10 min. to calm her down! Silly girl…