Lots to report.
Will has an outer-ear infection.
Probably because he has an inner-ear infection and has been worrying (poking, rubbing, scratching) the ear. This most likely led to the outer-ear infection, which is hallmarked by a tomato-red ear and constant crying.
Oh, and no sleep. Ugh.
For Will or for me. Double ugh.
Anyway, the inner-infection is typical and not even a reason for antibiotics since he doesn't have a high temperature and hasn't been apparently ill for over a week. The outer-ear infection is quite another matter. It is basically a skin infection from some random pathogen. They are more concerned with this skin infection, as in young children, these can go from not-much-to-worry-about to something-very-serious rather quickly. The doctor even said that if the ear did not get better by today to come back in, as we would have to be admitted to the hospital.
The hospital?!? Yeah, apparently, it is taken that. seriously.
Well, anyway, we are taking the oral antibiotics and the ear looks a little less red and irritated already.
Big sigh of relief.
In other news, toddlerhood has hit our house with a vengeance. What does that mean, exactly?
Well, it means that Will is being defiant (saying no when I ask him to do something simple such as hand him a toy) and not eating worth a darn (I don't know how this kid survives on nothing to eat all day). It means that my patience wears thin on a daily basis.
And yet. . .
It also means that Will give kisses and hugs because he feels like it, which melts my heart. He says Mommy, rather than Mama. Also melting my heart. He walks like a pro. He says things like, "I love cheese" and barks like a dog. Woof! Woof!
He is becoming more of his own person, each and every day. He melts my heart more, each and every day.
Oh, and I made these this morning. My friend told me that she was going to divorce her husband so she could marry me. I highly recommend them. They aren't much work, but oh....
they are so. freakin. good.