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My quest for The Flow.

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in breaking the flow, ear infection after tubes, ear infections and toddlers, life's little inconveniences, toddler illnesses, toddler is sick | 0 comments

It seems like we’re always trying to achieve The Flow. You know, that sweet spot where predictability and routine and happiness collide. But life is full of anti-flow inconveniences. Your check-engine light comes on, you forget to reorder contact lenses before you run out, your water heater leaks all over your laundry room. It usually comes out of...

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Ears! Again! And ornaments.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in babies and ear infections, christmas, christmas with a toddler, ear infection after tubes, ear infections and toddlers, holidays with a kid, toddlers and holidays | 0 comments

I really want to whine right now. I want to bemoan the uttering of the phrase “double ear infection” and the even more dreaded “can’t see the tubes.” I want rail about the fact that my kid is – once again – on two different antibiotics that I have approximately zero percent confidence will do anything positive at...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2011 in babies and ear infections, ear infection after tubes | 7 comments

You don’t think about them much, do you? I mean, on any given day, how much do you really stop to consider the inner workings of an ear? I think about ears a lot. Probably more than any other topic. Because for six of my kid’s 10 months on Earth, he has been plagued with non-stop ear problems. Even the “specialist” gets a puzzled...

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Parents take the fun out of everything.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in babies and ear infections, causing fears in your kid, ear infection after tubes, lingering ear infection, sick baby | 3 comments

Three weeks after getting those miraculous, going-to-solve-all-our-problems tubes, Ryan’s got a raging double ear infection. The ear doctor’s reaction? “Wow. Huh. That’s a double ear infection.” (You can see why we pay him the big bucks.) So now Ryan needs ear drops three times a day, as well as a solution of vinegar and warm...

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