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Pop Goes the Eardrum

02/04/2024 @ 11:08

In the quiet of the night, when the world seems to pause and take a breath, my little Flower faced an unexpected turn. A perforated eardrum - sounds serious, doesn't it? Well, it is, and it isn't. Let me explain.

It all happened so suddenly. One moment Flower was sleeping, and the next, she's in discomfort, and there's blood. Yes, blood from her tiny ear. It's a parent's nightmare, but amidst the panic, there was a silver lining - the bleeding seemed to relieve some pressure, and Flower appeared to feel better. But relief is fleeting when you're a parent. Now, I'm stuck in a queue on 111, hoping for an emergency GP appointment or at least some sage advice. The clock ticks, the minutes pass, and I'm left wondering if I should just brave the notorious A&E queues. When it comes to my little girl, I'd face a dragon if I had to.

A perforated eardrum usually (keyword being usually; Yours Truly has glue ears due to constant ear issues as a kid) heals on its own within a couple of months, and most cases don't need treatment beyond pain management and keeping the ear dry. But when it's your child, every textbook fact flies out the window, and all you want is a professional telling you it's going to be okay.

So here I am, weighing the odds. Do I wait for an elusive call back from the GP, wait for 111 to pick the f**k up, or do I take matters into my own hands and head to A&E? It's a gamble, but then again, isn't all of parenting?

They say motherhood is a journey, but they never mention that some of the paths are lined with thorns and uncertainty. As I navigate this latest challenge, I'm reminded that sometimes, the only thing you can do is trust your instincts and hope for the best. Wish us luck and please send good vibes our way. Flower may be small, but she's mighty, and we'll get through this... one way or another. Hopefully with her 20/20 hearing intact.

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