E seemed to be feeling better this morning AND he just went down for a nap without a lot of fuss (woot, woot!)
I did end up taking him to the doctor yesterday and she said his ears did have some fluid in them. I felt guilty that I didn’t take him in sooner, but E hadn’t had any cold symptoms so I thought his crankiness was just due to teething.
It seems to have worked itself out, though. The doctor said there was a good chance that it was viral and that antibiotics wouldn’t have helped any way. She did write me a scrip for some but also okayed waiting a few days to see if the infection got better on its own. I prefer not putting E on antibiotics unless it’s certain they’re necessary. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed.