At our appt I was grateful to hear her reinforce that while their office employs a full-time naturopath & encourages all the techniques I had used, the goal is integrative medicine. In other words, I could choose both natural & modern techniques to be sure I'm doing what lets Elijah heal & keep him healthy. To my dismay, she found a very bad infection: the right ear was bulging with fluid & the left eardrum had ruptured (less painful but starting to ooze). I'm now certain that's what was happening Saturday night. She gave us 3 scripts, two for antibiotics (oral & drops) & one for pain relief (drops). I kept it together until the pharmacy, where the price of the antibiotic drops reminded me how serious the infection was.
I cried all day, despite Elijah's cheerful yet nap-less disposition. He slept all night, 7pm to 6am, 3 nights in a row. Now we are hunting for a chiropractor for both of us, to keep me healthy this pregnancy & to prevent future ear infections for him.