You know it’s bad when they ask to go to the doctor

Our poor E has been miserable today. He is grabbing his ear and whimpering and crying if you even ask him how he is feeling. E also has been sucking his thumb with a vengeance (he had actually stopped for a while now but is relapsed). He doesn’t have a fever though so it is throwing me for a loop. He even came up to me this afternoon, after not eating lunch, and asked if I could take him to the doctor to make his ear stop hurting. Poor thing. And now at 2:45 he is passed out, taking a nap in the middle of the living room floor.
So we go into the doctor today at 5 to hopefully get some answers. If it is an ear infection though, I am nervous as last time he had an adverse reaction to the antibiotics they have him. So we will see…

Update: I was right. E had an infection in his left ear. He is on antibiotics for the next 5 days (and Kaiser is awesome in that regard-they have it in their database that E had a bad reaction to common stuff so prescribed other stuff right away without me worrying about it!). E seemed better tonight with first dose of antibiotics and ibuprofen for the pain. I am just glad we were able to catch it early.

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