Emma woke up crying and complaining that her ear hurt. She cupped her hand over her left ear and started to wail. It was heartbreaking as a parent to witness so late into the night. I was worried nothing would help her so I quickly Googled, ear infections and one of the home remedies included heat on the ear.
“Emma, come with me and I will take you downstairs and we’ll snuggle. I have a few things to help your ear,’ I held up the heating blanket and the Advil with a smile to reassure her that things would be alright because at 4 years old it’s not always easy to know such things.
She slapped her hand to her forehead and said with a confident whine, “Oh great! So now you think you’re a Doctor? I’m trying to get better here…”