An ear infection
Just before Jacob’s second birthday he started to regularly fall over. Then a month later, at Christmas, he was unwell but we couldn’t quite put our finger on what was wrong. By the New Year, the doctor had diagnosed an ear infection so, Jacob was put on antibiotics. He completed the course of antibiotics and appeared to be more ill than when he started. Jacob’s head tilted to one side and when he walked he couldn’t walk in a straight line, he veered off to the side. We knew he was ill but we could not work out what was wrong so we took him back to the doctor. This time he was seen in-person by the doctor (as this all happened during COVID lockdown). The doctor informed us that he couldn’t see anything wrong so it must be an inner ear infection and prescribed another dose of antibiotics. On the last day of this course, Jacob started to wake up in the morning and the first thing he did was be sick or heave as there wasn’t anything in him to throw up. Once again we called the doctor. He said there is nothing he could see so it must be a viral infection and we had to wait it out.