“Cultivating the Homestead Community”
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It’s funny how life can change so quickly. We arrived home from our vacation last Monday with the intention to get caught up around the homestead and finish up on fall chores. Little did I know we’d spent the end of the week in the hospital with Prairie Girl on IV antibiotics…
She was diagnosed with mastoiditis–a complication from an ear infection she had 4 weeks prior. We thought we had kicked it. We hadn’t.
Like I mentioned on Facebook, as much as I love natural remedies, I was very thankful for modern medicine this week. Mastoiditis can be very serious, and apparently used to be a leading cause of child mortality before antibiotics became commonplace.
As a general rule, we try to avoid antibiotics in our family whenever possible. But in this instance, they were absolutely necessary, and I’m thankful that we had them. And when she’s finished with her prescription, we’ll be hitting the yogurt and kefir to help replace the bacteria in her gut.
We were able to bring her home on Saturday, and she’s doing great. The funny thing is, most people with mastoiditis act very sick. High fevers, pain, and listlessness are very common symptoms. Prairie Girl never even acted like a thing was wrong, right up until the point they admitted her. If I hadn’t noticed her ear looking funny, we wouldn’t have known a thing was wrong. Tough little kid.
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