I narrowed my eyes just slightly and said, "Add, would that be because there IS a BB in your ear? Maybe you had better come here."
He came over to the couch, where I sat nursing Lexie, and I peered down his ear canal. Yes, I saw the shiny BB lodged rather deeply in his ear canal. He must have tried to get it out on his own earlier. An inspection of the opposite ear revealed the same condition there. BB's in BOTH ears?
Honestly, we do have things to do around here besides filling our ears with BB's.
I know that most people would head straight to the emergency room or the doctor's office to get this sort of thing removed "professionally".
Around here, we don't have insurance to cover this sort of thing and ...........neither are we extremely doctor friendly.................surely I can figure out a way to get this out myself. Right?
Besides, D was not at home. We have only one vehicle, so I couldn't have gone anywhere had I wanted to do so. What to do?
The tricky part is simply making sure that whatever I do, I do not push it down further into the ear canal.
It was already too deep in the ear canal to tweezer it out.
After some thought and prayer, I got a small bulb syringe and warm water and gently filled the ear canal with water. Then I proceeded to gyrate his ear around in hopes that some water would go around the edges of the BB and maybe it would float up. No such luck! Next I had him flip his head over and we thumped around on his head a good deal and sure enough, out it popped. Then we worked on the opposite side which didn't come out nearly as quickly, but finally it also came out.
I had him banging on his own head, so it was a joint effort. :-)
And just in case you are concerned, he wasn't crying, and was not in anyway injured by all this pulling, twisting, and thumping.
I kidded him that I was just knocking some sense into his head, so it wouldn't happen again. But we did have a little conversation where in we discussed the possible side effects this could have had, including an emergency trip to the Doctor. Doctor is not a familiar word to my children and it carries a very SERIOUS stigma.
Life is interesting, isn't it? Do you have kids and BB's? Beware! :-)