love – Patience – Tolerance

Ear infections & the edge of insanity

On thursday morning daylight finally arrived, my wife in tears and with a few rolling down my face we sat waiting for the doctor to call. Both almost broken from sheer exhaustion. Blakely still clinging to me crying in pain as she had been most of the night and Lacey & Ava the same. The screaming hour after hour was relentless. I felt horrible that I couldn’t just take their pain away.

Staying awake all night in the early days to do the feeds brought a different type of tiredness. There was quiet in those moments. But this week has taken a toll. Being up the entire night with three babies in pain this week had left us emotionally drained. I’m talking frazzled!

A visit to the doctors confirmed that Lacey and Blakely both had nasty ear infections, and Ava was suffering from a virus. There have been moments when my wife and I look at each other and joke how much easier one baby would be to deal with. This week that comments arisen more than once. Thankfully now with the right meds they are much more settled.

Obviously it’s going to happen from time to time. And unfortunately for us there is no way out other than to try to comfort all three to the best of our ability and with as much patience and tolerance as we can find.

As for the rough times with triplets, I wouldn’t wish them on anybody. Because sometimes with three babies it’s just hard – really f*cking hard.

Back from the doc’s after another long night

2 responses to “Ear infections & the edge of insanity”

  1. I remember moments like this. Four of them with chicken pox, or three with explosive diahorrea.
    And one screaming so incessantly that I was genuinely concerned for her safety.
    Have you any practical help? Friends, family?
    You really don’t have to do it all yourselves.
    I’m going in to hospital on Tuesday or I’d Volunteer.

    Do take care of yourselves.


  2. Hang in there! It can be horrible! When we’re going through a rough patch I forget how fun they are when healthy! But then it all gets better.. Always does. Push through it the best that you can.

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