After some deterioration in behavior and performance at school this week, I was not surprised when the note that came home from school Wednesday said Katya had been holding her left ear. I called our Drs office and got an appointment for first thing in the morning Thursday. Sure enough, ear infection.
Katya is at extra risk for ear infections due to her cranial facial issues, and I also suspect she may be getting traces of dairy in the snacks at school. Since starting back to school, her allergies have been worse off and on, and we know ear infections have followed right on the heels of dairy ingestion in the past. Time for Mom to go shop for snacks I know are absolutely safe and request that the school only lets her have those. It's a hard thing to be a dairy allergic child when you live in a world with people who are NOT allergic. However, keeping Katya healthy and happy and her hearing intact is pretty important so we will just try do it as best we are able.
In the meantime, Katya is home from school and getting lots of love and hugs and her meds!