If a child is going to get a chronic ear infection, they will do so in the late hours of the evening, certainly after medical centre hours and ALWAYS after a few glasses of wine have been imbibed by both parents.
There will be no panadol in the house or indeed the street!
It will be storm-like conditions thus rendering a walk to an after hours chemist impossible.
And the child will dodge bookshelves, shoes, and monsters in the wardrobe to get to MUMMY at 1am to complain that their ears are killing them.
And father will sleep through the bloody lot.