My Life as a Dog

Monday, January 12, 2009

How Do You Give Yourself Ear Drops?


Last Friday my ear started to hurt. I was telling my mom about it. You know how moms like to inspect these things. So I let her check it over. She couldn't see anything wrong but suggested that maybe I had an earache. I haven't had one of those since I was a little kid. The thought would have never even crossed my mind. (Apparently!) After a few days of trying some herbal remedies and endurance, I decided to go to the doctor. And sure enough I have an ear infection causing the earache. So I was reading about the drops that have been prescribed for me to use. I have to get two drops in my left ear twice a day. Not only that but I need to make sure that the dropper doesn't touch my ear or else it will no longer be sterile and could introduce infection. So this is my big question: How do I (living alone) give myself ear drops twice a day without the dropper touching me ear? And how do I make sure that I get two drops? No really, how do I do that? Any ideas are more than welcome.

6 comments:

kate said...

you're funny! you're not a mom yet huh! just lean over sideways a little and drop the drops into your ear and make sure you don't flinch when the warm drops hit your ear!

kate said...

...and nice to meet you too, since i'm snooping on your blog now.

Doggie B said...

Kate, you are right I'm not a mom. Not yet anyway. You make this sound so easy. Oh and all snoopers are welcome.

Juli said...

I don't know. Hm. I'm suprised they didn't just give you an antibiotic. But then, maybe doctors/nurses need to entertain themselves, and they do so by providing their patients with impossible tasks. You might get a little entertainment in the process... or lots of frustration. When you figure it out - without it touching your ear part - let me know.

Doggie B said...

Okay, so it turns out that maybe it isn't as hard as I thought it would be. In fact I'm pretty good at it now. I just have to do it in the bathroom when I can see my reflection and I just have to keep my head tilted way over. And the best part is that the drops are working. No more sore ear!

kate said...

oh YEAH!! ...so now your creative juices in blogville will be flowing again right?