My daughter has an ear infection, and I STUPIDLY ignored the signs. I thought she was just acting weird lately because of SO being gone, and having a goof for a brother. Anyways, I noticed some crusty blood around her ear canal. Long story short, I have to wait an hour for a ride to get her to the ER (another long story), but I'm freaking nervous.
My question is, if your childs ear drum bled when it tore, did it result in any hearing loss? If your child had them at a year old (she's 13 months), did they end up having lots of them?
My son had two before he turned one. And then by the time he turned two he had had ten ear infections and 2 double. Not to scare you, that's just how he was. And right after he turned two he grew out of them. But then he started having strep infections and throat infections. And he got those every 4-6 weeks. He had surgery yesterday to have his tonsils and adenoids removed.
He is an extreme case. And most children wont be the same. Just keep an eye on her. If you think she's getting too many ear infections ask for an ENT referral. Usually she has to have six in a year (or more) to get to see an ENT though.