Nicholas had to get another couple of shots yesterday. He had Mastoiditis.
This is what his ear kind of looked like.
The site I went to said it was caused by an ear infection, and then "the infection may spread from the ear to the mastoid bone of the skull. The mastoid bone fills with infected materials and its honeycomb-like structure may deteriorate. Mastoiditis most commonly affects children. Before antibiotics, mastoiditis was one of the leading causes of death in children. Now it is a relatively uncommon and much less dangerous disorder."
I hate to say this, but I can totally see how this could be a leading cause of death in children. Thank goodness for anitibiotics! Nick is now playing in the other room. Playing. We're going to the Library later, to return some now very overdue books and get out of the house (the doctor's office just didn't count.)