Monday, June 23, 2008

There's Something about Drew

There's something about Drew. I can't put my finger on it, there's just something.
He can never hear me. Sure this is typical of marriage but still. About a month ago he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a massive inner ear infection, took antibiotics and felt better- but not right on.

Things got worse. He had coughing fits and couldn't hear us at all. By now we were yelling at him to be heard.

He decided to clean out his ears in the shower. He cleaned and squirted away, and look what fell out.




I think it's an orange seed. There's just something about Drew.

42 comments:

Bee said...

first!

Bee said...

BWAHAHAHAHA!!

Did he know that it's not really true that babies come from a seed?
I mean, sure, a certain type of seed but not an orange seed?

Bee said...

When you need to explain the facts of life to Lean, I would not let Drew be in charge.

Bee said...

How did it get in there? Did he have an itch? Were you guys throwing stuff at him while he slept? What? I need to know!

Jean Knee said...

he has no idea how it got in there and the doctor had looked in his ears so WTF??

maybe it was left from childhood, it looked pretty old

Brian o Vretanos said...

I've heard of ringing in the ears, but not pips.

Every so often I have to put hydrogen peroxide urea in mine to melt all the wax - I never thought of putting fertiliser in to see if anything would grow...

Lisa said...

Maybe Don has that same problem!

Lisa said...

So can he hear now?

Tracy said...

You know, Emma has always been wierd about letting me clean her ears. So, when it came time to have her tonsils taken out, I asked the doctor to clean her ears while she was under so that I knew she would atleast for once in her life have clean ears.
When the surgery was over and he came out to talk to us, he told us that while cleaning her right ear, they pulled out a piece of pencil lead that was 3/4 of an inch long! We couldn't believe it.
When we got to go see her, we told her what the doctor found and we asked if she knew how it could have gotten in there and even in her groggy, drugged up state, with a sore throat, she managed to squeak out "I don't know but I bet Caroline did it!"

I can't believe the doctors didn't see that when they looked into his ears! I would cry malpractice!

Jean Knee said...

Lisa he can hear now.

Jean Knee said...

My gosh Tracy, we probably all have some sort of weird objects in our ears. I hope a Cadbury mini egg doesn't fall out of mine.

ha ha on her blaming the sis

Brian o Vretanos said...

Drew should have gone to a Japanese ear-picker...

Jean Knee said...

wow, I bet he would have chosen the strawberry one.

I'm so glad I live here

Hey It's Di said...

I would never have a seed fall out of my ear. I don't eat such healthy things like fruit. An M&M might be more likely to fall out. I have been known (with pictures to prove it) to shove green peanut M&M's up my nose. Kinda gross huh?

Maybe that is what's wrong with my hubby. He sure seems to have a difficult time hearing me:(

aubrey said...

hey, maybe that is why i can't hear too well out of my left ear. i stuck a seed in there a long time ago and forgot about it.

Jean Knee said...

Di, go ahead and clean your hubs ears out-it is apparently very romantic (click on Brian's link thing)

Jean Knee said...

and just think Aubrey, if it's been more than 20 years it is now considered vintage!

yay vintage ear seeds, go!

aubrey said...

so, does that mean i could sell it on ebay if i convince people that it is in the shape of the virgin mary's head?

Jean Knee said...

absolutely. or you could carve a picture into it and sell it on etsy

No Cool Story said...

That's not how you're supposed to eat oranges.

Is it?!?

No Cool Story said...

Brian's link:
"In Japan, cleaning your man’s ears is a time-honored tradition, a romantic act signifying intimacy."


uh.

aubrey said...

so true. someone could make a necklace out of it. or earrings. it could be the new rage..earwax covered seed beads.

aubrey said...

and blech on the intimacy of cleaning out my man's ears. no, thank you.

Jean Knee said...

that's right girls, that's why I'm glad I'm not Japanese

Dan said...

Wow, that's crazy!
I don't know why but I'm sure you or one of your multiple personalities stuck it in there.

Klin said...

Wow! How do you explain that to the children that you have told to not put anything in their ears or nose?

They'll probably laugh so hard they won't hear anyway!!! LOL

Rhonda said...

EEEK! That reminds me of that kid a few years back who had a big spider living in his ear.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

OMGosh---are you serious??? LOL That's so weird!
Smiles, Karen

Lisa said...

I did watch a show that had a woman with a june bug in her ear. That was so creepy watching her freak out as it tried to get out. Ick.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Okay, so where's Wordless Wednesday???

Bee said...

WORD. LESS. WED. NESDAY.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee! Don't hog the My Little Ponies!

Let Lean have a go whilst you do your post...

Jean Knee said...

I had one hour to myself today, read about it tomorrow.

Hey It's Di said...

That Japanese article is crazy! Although I do tease my husband on occasion that sticking a Q-tip in my ear is better than sex! I'm only kidding!

I wouldn't EVER find romance in picking his ears though but I sure would like to try one of those Japanese pickers:) I am weird like that.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

You just let the whole world know that your husband is seedy.

wynne said...

AAARGHH!!!

This is awful. Especially all the comments people are making about THINGS LIVING IN YOUR EARS....AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Do you remember that Star Trek movie...um...Wrath of Khan? Where at the very beginning there was a...slug-like critter inserted into the ear? (that's ALL I watched of that movie thankyouverymuch)

wynne said...

AAACCCKK. I need to go wash my ears out right now.

wynne said...

And then stuff a lil' cotton in and tape them shut.

wynne said...

There are FAR WORSE things than not being able to hear, after all. Like having an INSECT LIVING IN YOUR EAR.

wynne said...

What if it isn't an orange pip? What if it is an egg sac for a parasite that eats BRAINS?

wynne said...

This post has seriously gotten under my skin (or in my ears, as it were) EWWW.

Merci-Notes said...

Hmmm. This is strange! Does he use Oranges as cologne???
Does he "hear" you better know!!!?

I do hope he is ok now!
With Kindness,
Mary