Bloody ears are never a good thing to wake up to. In fact, blood out of any orafice is a down-right awful way to wake up.
Z-man looked at me with a bloody ear this morning and I had no idea to do. There wasn't blood dripping out of it. It was just a little crustiness. A quick glance inside showed me that there was more bloody stuff where that came from.
I tried to get him into an Ear Nose and Throat doctor today, but I couldn't get him in. When I finally got a hold of an after hour nurse that paged the on-call doctor, I was told that a little bit of blood isn't uncommon for kids that have ear tubes. When I asked (ok, shrieked at him), "Do you think his ear drum ruptured??" He answered kindly that his ear drum can't rupture because the tubes have already pierced it.
I said, "Oh" like any over-protective parent would.
I mean..it's blood...coming out of his ear...
Mucus I've learned to handle, blood is something totally different.