My 2nd son, Jax, is a bit of a late starter in getting his first teeth and is not really one to show pain or even cry. This morning he did – cry that is.
He wakes up – Cry Time!
Has a cuddle – Cry Time.
Has lunch – Cry Time!
Has panadol – Cry Time!
His blazing red cheeks are a sure indication that he is teething though he has never expressed it with this sort of emotion before. I was at a bit of a loss at what I could do to cheer him up. The panadol seemed to work after a few hours and he finally went for his afternoon nap much to the relief of his dad and brother.
When Mum got home from work, she noticed a bit of wax around the outside of his right ear. After a bit more of unhappy Bub, we took him to a late night Doctor who inspected his ear and throat. My Poor Son had developed an ear infection as well as a throat infection apparently common with a teething baby. I felt like a bit of a failure not noticing the symptoms though it is a learning lesson. Each of my Sons displays signs of pain in different ways. No one said to me being a House Dad required you to be a Doctor, a psychologist, a Cook, a cleaner as well as a Dad.