It seems that his simple, severe ear infection may have turned into something more serious. Even after beginning his two antibiotics on Tuesday evening, he continued complaining that his ear hurt. I took him to the doctor again this evening, and the suspected diagnosis is Mastoiditis, an infection of the bone behind his ear. It's extremely rare -- it happens in only 4 of 100,000 ear infections-- and it can be very, very dangerous. And that's in someone with a *normal* immune system. The doctor said a CT should be done to determine the extent of it, and then heavy duty IV antibiotics should follow. (Which will be a treat since he no longer has a chemo port in place.)
Needless to say, I'm scared to death. I don't understand why we can't seem to catch a break and I'm angry and frustrated and every other emotion you might imagine. PLEASE pray that the right course of treatment will be the FIRST course tried, and that God will touch him and heal him more quickly than anyone would ever imagine.