Miles has had a cold for about two and a half weeks. He suddenly got a fever last weekend so we took him to the doctor. There was nothing to see so we were told to go back to the doctor if he still had the fever Tuesday. He did, so back to the doc we went. My usual doctor doesn't work on Tuesdays so I saw another doctor in the practice. He didn't see anything still, made me feel like an over protective mother and said that we should come back Thursday if Miles still had the fever. He woke up Thursday with a bloody discharge coming from his ear- he had ruptured an eardrum. The infection was awful, he's on heavy duty antibiotics and now he can't wear his hearing aids until the infection has cleared.
When Jeff brought Miles in on Thursday he saw our regular doctor who told him that ears can go from totally normal to terribly infected in hours so it's not that the doctor missed something. But I'm still angry. I feel that because of his hearing aids, Miles needs to be given special consideration when it comes to colds and infections. He is now going to miss out on about two weeks of language development, not to mention possible greater hearing loss.