This is one of his favorite activities. Gaping mouth is his only expression today apparently.
This past week has been kind of weird. Thursday, I took Mayhem back to the doctor for a recheck on his ears. They were better, but not 100% so another recheck in another two weeks was scheduled. (He weighed 17 pounds, 12 ounces nakey!) The doctor said if he ran a fever or woke up at night with his ears bothering him then we'd start another round of different antibiotics to hopefully knock it the rest of the way out.
He hasn't been sleeping like he used to (12 hours straight) since he first got sick. Waking up crying every few hours, waking up earlier than normal, and every night was worse than the one before.
Yesterday he rubbed his ears a lot more than I've seen him do before and he sat in my lap, staring into space just turning his head from side to side for what seemed like five minutes. This morning he felt a little warmer than usual to me when he woke up (before 6 AM) and had a big blister on his tiny behind. After he fell asleep in the floor on his stomach I decided to call the doctor because if he's asleep on his stomach he must be feeling bad, right?
They said bring him in and I waited over an hour and paid $35 for them to tell me that his ears are perfectly fine, he has diaper rash, and has gotten into some bad habits at night. (Dear kid, please be sick when you're sick and not make me think you're sick when you're not. Thnx!)
So, we've been applying diaper cream and airing out the rear since we got home. No pee pee on the rug yet thankfully.