Next time my kids or friends kids have an ear infection I'm going to be a lot more sympathetic. I forgot how much it hurts, how much of your movement is based around muscles near your ears, and how foggy and nauseous it can make you feel. I am prone to motion sickness anyways and all of this retained fluid in my ears isn't helping. When I went to the doctor they asked about my pain level. I responded that it was a 7 or 8 on a scale of 1-10. I've been through natural childbirth twice... The pain was getting pretty comparable.
Thanks to my hubby coming home early, entertaining and feeding the kids, I was able to get some good rest. And he made me brownies. I think I will keep him around.