Emily did not have a great day today. What started off as a cute quirk, has turned into quite a struggle for her. By this, I mean her breathing. Her poor little nosey is so swollen today that she sometimes fights to breathe, and for some reason is adamant about breathing through her nose instead of her mouth. So when you try to help her by pulling on her chin to open her mouth, she just gets more angry and frustrated. Not that I should be surprised at this, the Beanie is nothing if not very aware of she does and does not want to do!
This morning she had some nasty ooze out of her right ear. I got quite a fright! I phoned the ENT on call and he said that it is a normal after effect of the grommits as she probably had that gunk in her ear canals to start off with and that the grommits are now just allowing it to drain. Relieved that it is 'normal' but still upset that it is happening! He also said that we should be topping up her pain meds with Ponstan and not Panado so Emily's daddy quickly jumped in his car and went to the chemist to buy her Ponstan (pretty sure the fact that he has just bought a new car has nothing to do with this...).
So, all in all, not a great day. But the Beanie did break from the yuckiness to give us this amazing smile while her Aunty Jeannie visited:
And when she looked at herself in the mirror, laughed the cutest little baby laugh!
The small joys completely outshine the hardships!