Now he has had this fever, my other 3 are fine, had a cold, some ear pain and then fine. The ear pain is what makes me think it's his ears but he isn't screaming in pain like my dd does when hers hurt. We have had little or no experience with ear pain so I don't know what is going on. It can't be a virus because my 7,6 and 2 yo's are all fine. So I assume it's a bacteria he can't get rid of? He says his ears hurt but he's not in total pain (mostly because he's been on ibruprophen so I can keep him eating and drinking). When it wears off he heats up to 102, feels sick all that. I'm a fan of avoiding dehydration but I know he'd be ALOT worse if I were letting the fever ride out. Also strange is when I medicate him his temp comes right back down to normal, his bloodshot eyes go away, his flushed look disappears and he's like normal. In the past when my kids have had viruses I've led the fever ride in, when i did medicate them it only took the edge off, they'd still be miserable. He's up and around and normal on iburprophen. like night and day. what the heck is going on?
Friday i have a doc appt I can change to it being for him if it goes on that long. but should I wait that long if it's his ears? I also made an appt with our ENT next friday to get a clearer picture if this is his adenoids messing with his ears and I want an x ray (and I'm very much opposed to doing even occasional x0rays) but i want to avoid the antibiotic train if I can. Maybe it runs in families if things like adenoids, tonsils are larger. So I guess I'm wondering wouldn't he be in severe pain (I remember my one and only ear infection when I was 6 VERY well and it HURT!) if it was his ears? He's never complained about them unless I ask and I don't know how much he can actually tell me the real deal? Maybe he just deals with the pain? What would it be like if it was his ears?