This is my son with the ear infection.  Acting completely normal minus the fact that he says his ear hurts “a bit,” and he can’t hear out of his right ear.  He has had no fever and no other symptoms.  I took him to Mizzou Quick Care where the Nurse Practioner tugged on his ear a bit after looking at it and asked, “Are you sure it doesn’t hurt when I pull on your ear?”  John said, “No!” with a very annoyed tone because she asked him three times.  She looked at me and said, “Wow, he must have a really high tolerance for pain because his ear is purple.  If my ear looked like that, I would be crying on the floor.”  Yep.  That’s my boy.

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