I took my middle DD to the pedi once for a bilateral ear infection (she got them chronically her first year of life) and the nurse took her temp with the ear thermometer, and it said she didn't have a fever. I told the pedi when he came in how unreliable ear thermometers are, and he took her temp with a different kind, and sure enough she had a fever of 103.
Most docs shrug their shoulders when I voice my disdain for ear thermometers, but he listened to me, and it was a relief. He's still their pedi, and was my OB with my 3rd pregnancy (he's OBGYN/family practice) and has followed the baby since birth. We love our pedi!
at 12:56 AM on Aug. 23, 2009