Just when you think it is safe to do some sleep training, your child gets an ear infection. Of course he would.
Night 1 (Wednesday), went fairly well. Cooper stayed with his mamaw and papaw just in case Cameron cried all night. He woke up at 9:10, 45 minutes after going to bed, and cried for maybe 10 minutes. Woke up again at 2:30, which is when I would usually feed him, and cried for about 30 minutes on and off. Then woke up at 5:45 and cried for about an hour on and off. I let it go so long because I knew he wasn't ready to get up for the morning and I wanted to break the habit of holding on to him in the morning for 45 minutes before he gets up. He finally woke up at 7:30 all smiles. We didn't scar him too bad.
Night 2 (Thursday) Cooper stayed all night with Steve's parents again. I don't think this night went as well. He woke up 4 times and cried for about 30 minutes each time. We held our ground though and never once went in there. Maybe Friday will be better?
This morning he took an early nap and I went to pick up Cooper and go to the grocery. I came home and Steve said he had been hysterical for the past 45 minutes, maybe it's his ear again. At first I thought he may be jumping to conclusions but it is the weekend and I can't let him cry it out if his ears are hurting so we headed to the doctor. Of course he is happy as a lark in the office and after waiting for more than hour to get called back, we left. Cameron gets a great nap, wakes up happy, then starts acting hysterical again. This time I am convinced it's his ears. We make another appointment and guess what, we are right. Another ear infection. Seriously, really? You have to be kidding me? He just finished an antibiotic less than two weeks ago and last week his ear looked fine. Ugh!!!!
I am looking at the silver lining in all this. I knew he would get one sooner than later so I guess it's best he does before we get him sleeping all night and it means a trip to the ENT to schedule tubes. Most doctors would probably have us wait another infection or two but with Cooper's history we are doing it now. They have to call me back Monday with an appointment time for a consultation. I hope we can get this done by the end of the month. Poor, poor guy. I hate it that he is miserable. Hopefully we are on the path to recovery.