This has nothing to do with AP but I'm posting here because I really like this board and I just need to talk. I had DD's ears pierced 4 months ago by a pedi in town (She's 10 months old now) I know many people don't like it but in my culture everyone pierces their baby girl's ears. Anyway, despite me cleaning them everyday and following the pedi's instructions, the right earlobe has been infected 3 times already. I felt terrible and was thinking I should have never had them pierced in the first place. The first 2 times we were able to treat it with antibiotic ointment and it got better. Then the 3rd time it got red and puffy, so I again put antibiotic ointment at night before bed. The next morning it was still red and puffy and there was actually dried up blood all over the earring post and back of the earring. Poor baby. So at that point I decided to just take the earring out and see if that would help it heal. It's been 5 days and it looks better but I'm bringing her to the pedi tomorrow morning so that he can take a look and make sure it's healing ok.
I just feel so terrible that I put her through this just because I wanted her to have earrings so she can look pretty. And now she has these little holes in her ears and everytime I look at them I feel bad. I just hope they heal well so that we can get them redone when she's older and actually wants to wear earrings. My DH says I'm making a big deal and not to worry but I just can't help feeling so bad.
Thanks for listening.