Those of you who don't know...Jackson is sick...AGAIN.
We have battled ear infections since August. I'm not over exaggerating when I say that we have visited the doctor every other week. I'm not kidding when I tell you that Jackson has yet to complete more than two full weeks of pre-school without needing a couple sick days. Needless to say, we have tried every anti-biotic and every home remedy that was recommended.
"I'll take your co-pay now..." I hear this every time I walk into the Pediatrician's office. Our co-pay is minor and I feel very fortunate to have the coverage that we do. But there is something about the way the receptionist asks for our co-pay that makes me want to cringe. Or perhaps its that if I add up all the co-pays from the past 6 months - I realize I could have paid for Christmas! Don't get me wrong, Jackson's health is worth it. However, I'm concerned that once we finally get Jackson healthy - our pediatrician will need a second job. :) I'm certain our money is paying for his boat payment, his teenager's braces, or his Colts' season tickets.
So tomorrow we are off to the Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. I will be begging her to put tubes in Jackson's ears before Christmas. I'm hoping she will find some sympathy for a miserable little boy (and a frustrated Mommy and Daddy) and schedule this procedure ASAP.
I am putting all my faith in the tubes stopping this horrible routine of an ear infection every other week. If I'm right - our pediatrician will need to pick up a paper route! :) He will miss our weekly visit - but we won't!