I knew this day was going to come, but I am still confused as to why kids do this!!!
After church on Sunday, Bug (my daughter) began to complain that her ear hurt. All I kept thinking was great; I hope you aren’t getting an ear infection. I was puzzled because Bug didn’t have a runny nose, a sore throat, or any drainage. I told my husband that she can’t have an ear infection. We actually asked her if she ran into anything. She told us she ran into the wall and hurt her ear.
I didn’t give her ear any more thought until Monday. She woke up and immediately began to complain her ear hurt (great!!!!). We thought she might have fluid on her ear, so I took her to the chiropractor (this is where we discovered the truth). Our chiropractor’s nurse was puzzled by her ear hurting too (she had no other symptoms). She had enough knowledge to ask Lily if she put anything in her ear. Lily’s response, “Yep, I put a pencil in my ear, the red one”. Are you kidding me, you did what!!!!!! I immediately began dialing our pediatrician.
Here is a video from the pediatrician’s office.
Thankfully, there was no permanent damage to her ear! The pediatrician talked to her pretty hard about putting objects in her ear and nose (don’t give her any ideas doc!). I think she learned a hard lesson. We told her not to put anything smaller than her elbow in her ear or nose. Needless to say, last night Bug tried to put her elbow in her ear (it was hysterical)! I love how kids take things so literally!
After our doctor visit, I found out Bug is not alone in putting objects in her ear. Raisins, skittles, and the tires off of Hot Wheel cars are some kids' favorites! Has anyone else had an experience like this? Has your child put something smaller than an elbow in their ears or nose?