Liam's profound lack of sleep over the past several nights (and thus mine, as well) is due to an ear infection, oddly enough in the ear that still has a tube. I wonder if this means he'll need surgery again? I really hope not. But as I was getting ready for work, sobbing overtiredly into a soaked tissue with Thea saying soothingly, "It's alright, Mommy, you're okay. Take a deep breath, you'll be fine," the horrible, morbid thought that Liam might have meningitis popped into my head. So I'm glad it's only an ear infection, even if it means he needs surgery again. And, really, whatever it takes to get us to a respectable amount of sleep is fine by me.