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please help! bleeding ear!!!

Posted by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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ok this is going to make me sound like a horrible parent....i had to go bathroom and by the time i was almost done, my 2 and a half year old started screaming to the point where he couldnt catch his breath! i didnt know what happened and when he walked into me in the bathroom, i checked him over and noticed his ear was bleeding. i took him to the er and told the nurse and everyone who saw him that he didnt use a qtip and that anything that is that small is put away where he cant get it. i got home and well found the one qtip and the one tip had wax and some blood. what do i do? he has a follow up in a few days and also sees a specialist in 2 days. do i call the hospital and tell them that it was a qtip or should i wait? hes already on anti biotics for an ear infection and was put on more with this. i honestly didnt know what happened since i was in the bathroom...i feel so horrible about this...please help! and if any moms have dealt with this, how did your kids ears turn out? and the nurse told me rest assured that they will heal fine...just need reassurance and advice...hes my first lil boy

by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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lex07
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 12:54 AM

You need to call the ER. Just to make sure.

teen_grad_2005
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 12:56 AM

on the phone now

lex07
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 1:01 AM

Keep us posted. Hope all goes well mama!

teen_grad_2005
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 1:43 AM

thanks :) i called and they said to do as instructed. i guess the nurse had said there was trauma in the ear...guess i had more things going in my brain and didnt hear that part....yikes. but the hospital now knows....

mamakenzi
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 1:50 AM

It's okay mama, I'm sure everything will turn out okay, kids shove all kinds of crap in their ears and nose.  My sis literally packed her nose and sinuses with tin foil, yes tin foil.  She tore little pieces and rolled them into balls and kept jamming them up her nose until she honestly couldn't breathe through her nose.  No damage was done, just freaked out my mom.

kelliehelvie
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Funny  now, but probably at the time it wasn't! LOL

Quoting mamakenzi:

It's okay mama, I'm sure everything will turn out okay, kids shove all kinds of crap in their ears and nose.  My sis literally packed her nose and sinuses with tin foil, yes tin foil.  She tore little pieces and rolled them into balls and kept jamming them up her nose until she honestly couldn't breathe through her nose.  No damage was done, just freaked out my mom.


teen_grad_2005
by on Jun. 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM

well took my son to a specialist today(ear, nose and throat doc) and was told he actually punctured his ear drum :( so now he is on ear drops and his 3rd antibiotic in a week! i hope it heals well...if only i wouldnt of gone to the bathroom when i did

aanddplus2
by on Jun. 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Try not to let yourself worry too much about leaving for the bathroom. We all gotta go at some point during the day. We always keep the qtips up as well but my son always seems to get one somewhere. Luckily, if it won't heal they can fix it. Don't be so hard on yourself! <3

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