Oct 11, 2008


Last night, working on a prompting, I took Ryder into the doctor just to have his ears checked. Sure enough, both ears were infected. His tubes fell out about 2 months ago, and I was hoping that he had outgrown this problem. Guess not.

On the way home, my right ear started hurting. I thought it was just sympathy pains for Ryder. As each hour passed, the pain became worse. After taking some Tylenol, then 2 hours later Ibuprofen; I was able to sleep. I slept for 30 minutes when I woke up with excruciating pain radiating down my jaw and to the nerves of my teeth. I prayed, boy--did I pray hard, and then I asked Bill to give me a blessing. As he was about to administer to me, my ear popped and gurgled and sounded like a witch's cauldron. The pain subsided. I prayed again.

I am grateful that Heavenly Father answers our prayers in desperate times. I am glad he is mindful of me. Another tender mercy in my life.

(Oh, BTW, the popping was my ear drum breaking. OUCH!)


  1. Ears can be amazingly painful, glad yours didnt last to long. And i hope you can get Ryder's sorted.

  2. Hi Stephanie, I found your blog off of facebook. It's so fun reconnecting with old friends! I'm so sorry about your ear drum burst! That's awful and something I've never had to go through! Hopefully it is feeling better now! :)




Ernie and Oscar learn they like different things-great for kids on the Spectrum!