First ear infection ever, drug-resistant, are tubes the answer?

Jenna - posted on 09/10/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )




I found the fact that my 16 month old daughter had never really been sick, other then a cold, to be a small win. That was thrown out the window 3 weeks ago when she was diagnosed with a minor ear infection following a cold. During the past 3 weeks we have been to the doctor every week only to find that the antibiotics are not working, not only that but it is now a double ear infection and it is "quite angry". During the course of treatment she has been through two antibiotics without relief and suffered extreame diarrhia. Her doctor said that the infection is drug-resistant and we have two options: 1. Max stregnth antiobiotic shots for the next few days or 2. Tubes. I left with a refferal to an ENT. I have read other mom's posts on here as well as other web sites and all of them state that this is their child's 3rd, 4th, or 5th's ear infection, this is my daughters first. I do not want to put her on another antiobiotic because I am concerned with her becoming dehydrated. She has been drinking pedialyte. I just want my little girl to be back to normal a.s.a.p. I feel helpless knowing that she is in pain and nothing this far has helped. Has anyone else over been in this situation with their child's first EI? Is there anything I can do to help ease her pain other then motrin until we can get an appointment at the ENT? What were your children like after tubes? Any tips would be appreciated!!

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