Monday, July 11, 2011

Not *quite* the same thing

Coop is on the tail end of a case of "raging swimmer's ear".

Poor kid. Especially since he hasn't been swimming much this summer. Two days in a pool last week were apparently enough.

It gave him fits and was huting so bad you couldn't even touch his ear or the side of his head without him screaming like a total banshee.

Friday morning I called home and asked Jordan to "put some warm compresses on his ear" until I got home to take him to the doctor.

Apparently she thought "compress" meant "compression".

Because so the story goes....

She got a warm COMPRESS and applied COMPRESSIONS to his ear.

And he screamed like a total banshee.

And she kept saying, "MOM TOLD ME TO DO THIS!!"

And continued to push the warm rag on his ear.

And he kept screaming like a total banshee.

And she kept saying, "MOM TOLD ME TO DO THIS!!"

And continued to push the warm rag on his ear.

I think I'm glad nursing is not one of her future career choices.

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JuJu said...

Dang. Four letters that changed the whole scope of things...
Oh, poor Cooper. I hope he feels better very soon. Tell him his biggest fan is thinking about him!!

Steve said...

Jaylin had the same thing a few years ago in Florida. He was miserable until we got some drops to put in his ears. Didn't think to try compression!