One of the hardest things about being a parent is not being able to magically fix everything at all times. As sad at is is, even little babies have to endure being sick and miserable at times.
Two night ago, I noticed blood leaking out of my daughters’ ear. She’s 11 months old and had been sick with a cough, runny nose, and fever for 2 days. However, she was much worse that day then the days prior. When I saw the blood, I immediately thought she had a broken eardrum or an infection or something. So, I took her in to the hospital.
I am not one of those parents that rushes their kid to the doctor or hospital over every little runny nose. In fact, they have to be pretty sick in order for me to take them in. Blood coming out of an ear is definitely something that I wasn’t used to and kind of had me worried.
Thankfully, it turned out that she had just scratched her ear pretty deep and she hadn’t ruptured and ear drum. However, the eardrums were swollen, her fever was slightly over 103 degrees, and she tested positive for RSV. RSV is a contagious virus that is really common in wee little ones.
Since it is a virus, the doctor told me that there really isn’t any treatment that he could recommend other than giving her medicine for the fever, making sure she drank plenty of fluids, and monitor the cough. In addition to his recommendations, the baby also ordered TLC from mommy only for 24/7.
I also busted out some essential oils to help ease her cough a little bit. I put a few drops into her warm bath and it seemed to help. She’s also feeling a lot better today then she was yesterday. She’s also faster than the speed of light, sound, and my camera zoom.
She took a nap directly after her bath and she didn’t cough much at all. I hope this is the last time she is sick for the season. Sick babies have it the worst.