Monday, June 1, 2009

Helmet Head


It's official. My kid wears a helmet! I took Parker in on Friday to get his cranial band, and was a little horrified to find out the bears I chose, were a mix of girl bears and boy bears, with mostly girl bears in the front. Matthew says it's not that noticeable, but I still feel bad. I should have just gone with the trucks, cars, and trains like his Daddy wanted. This is what I get for trying to be cute. We got the schedule for acclimating him to the helmet, but unfortunately, on Friday night/Saturday morning, he woke up at 1:00 am screaming bloody murder and didn't stop all night long. I could tell it was a cry of pain, but I thought maybe it was teething. I took his temperature and it was 100.5, not too high, but I took him to the Saturday clinic at the doctors just to be safe. Good thing I did, because not only did he have a pretty bad ear infection, his left ear drum had ruptured. Poor baby. I felt horrible. But at least, once it had ruptured he was in a better mood. Apparently when it ruptures the pressure and pain goes away, too. He is on antibiotics for 10 days and we are resuming the helmet wearing today. They can't wear them when they have a fever because the cranial band increases body temperature on it's own, so any kind of fever and it's off til it goes away. Never a dull day at the Carpenters :)

6 comments:

Aaron, Vicki Tunell said...

I'm so glad you made it through! I think I would have started screaming too with a baby screaming 10 hours straight. Hope you guys are doing well, and Parker looks sooo cute :)

Vicki

TrishAnderson said...

He doesn't look like he minds the bears at all. Such a happy kid. I had two kid break their ear drums two days apart. Not a fun thing to deal with. Hopefully he is feeling better now!!!

Kori said...

happy helmet head parker - you're still as cute and happy as you can be!

ScottMelanie said...

Cute baby!

Sara Adams said...

He is so cute in his little helmet. I'm so glad his little ears are feeling better. If you need anything let me know!

celeste said...

Awww he is so adorable!