I guess the 'wick' (spelling?) in T's ear came out (he pulled it out)- no big deal. It's basically just a small sponge they inserted in his ear to help the drops get to his inner ear. I hope they don't replace it, however, as it involves touching his sore ear. The bigger bummer is that his IV had to be replaced (never fun for anyone, but especially not for a 3 year old at 12:30 am). His fever is still present, and the ear, while not getting worse, is not significantly improved. What does it all mean? I have no idea. I think it means we're going to be there at least for the rest of today though......I'm off to purchase some things to distract a very bored, somewhat crabby, and still sick 3 year old, and get the other three kids off to where they need to go.
I hated ear infections before, but now I have a whole new respect for them. (And for those who will now worry about ear infections, this really, really isn't common- I promise :)