He went to his hearing test on 2/16, and he passed, but the internal test showed there was fluid there. So afterward we took him to urgent care to see what we could do to prevent another infection, since his last one was in January. The dr said to give him dimetapp, but they don't make any for kids his age, so the pharmacist said to give him 1/4th the dose on the bottle. Nathan then got sick with some bug 3 days later, to the point where he could not even keep pedialyte or weak koolaid down. So I took him to the ER in fear of dehydration as well as making sure he wasn't sick with something truly bad. The ER dr there said he had whatever bug was going around, AND a double ear infection. ARGH! So he gave us a Rx for antibiotics. He sent us on our way. Then I get a phonecall from Nathan's ped saying he wants to see Nathan for a recheck because of the hearing test results. I set up the appt for that. Then...last Tuesday, Nathan was sick with a horrible cough, and low grade fever, and all the signs of an ear infection...again. So, we go to urgent care, and they give him another Rx for a different antibiotic. We get to the dr. office and I told Nathan's ped that we can't go through this anymore, and that we really don't think his ears have ever really drained completely, if at all. So he finally put the order/referral in for tubes. He didn't want to before because he said that the infections were too far apart to really worry about. I think that his ears never really drained and he either got used to the pain or they never really hurt like Tim's, as he had the same thing when he was younger, and is now 30% deaf in his left ear. So...hopefully we can get in soon, because I want to get Nathan enrolled in speech therapy ASAP, so he can catch up with other kids his age.