Throes of Motherhood… Bad Day (Part 2)
The adage “when it rains it pours” holds so true. Yesterday was indeed bad all the way to way past mid night!! It felt like a big patch of dark cloud was hanging on us, with looming danger inside the patch of dark cloud, waiting to unleash onto us bit by bit. At about 8pm yesterday, while almost finishing her dinner, all of a sudden my baby girl complained of ear pain. We thought that it was just a lame excuse from her so that she could avoid finishing the remaining rice and veggie. But she cried (which is not usual) and kept saying that her right ear was painful. This went on for almost an hour. I immediately google searched ’symptoms and causes of ear infection in children’. One of the causes is recent flu and upper respiratory throat infection, so bingo! As she is still recovering from a flu and cough, this could be one of the reasons. My hubs sped home and brought his precious to the hospital. Though the MO diagnosed inflamed ear, I do not feel confident with his answer. I have never really trusted the expertise of some of the MOs in that small hospital. I doubt some are qualified doctors. But since it was quite late at night, we brought her to the nearest hospital. She was given an ear drop and Nurofen for the pain. I only gave her the ear drop but skipped the Nurofen since she had stopped complaining about the pain. If the pain still persist today, we will bring Cass to our usual paed today.
The bad day still had not ended. I could not sleep the whole night as a stupid dog was barking incessantly the whole night!! The barks were from one of the houses next to our condo. Actually this has been going on for a week already but the bugger owner did not bother to shut his dog’s mouth up. I am certain I am not the only victim in our condo who has been having interrupted sleep for the past one week. I know my mil could not sleep well too because of the dog’s incessant barks. I am sure other residents were affected too. And just as I was about to fall into a deep sleep, all of a sudden on a very warm and humid night, it became very, very blustery (but no thunderstorm). A long gust of strong wind came. I could hear the howling of the strong wind beating on our windows and the windows were vibrating ferociously. The blinds in our room kept swaying and beating on our windows. This went on for about half an hour. I got up to check the situation and then could not go back to sleep until this morning. A dog howling followed by strong winds howling in the middle of the night. Sounds like a familiar scene from a horror flick? I feel so zonked out now. Just feel like picking up my phone and make a call to complain about this dog right now!