Just something Ive been learning over the past four years of being a mother! I think some people think I run my kids to the doctor every time they sneeze but I swear I dont. That said, when my boys tell me something hurts, something is bothering them, I usually give it a day, maybe two, depending on the complaint and symptoms or lack thereof, and then take them in if it seems to have gotten worse or is consistent. A few times Ive been told theres nothing wrong with whichever boy is there but more than half the time there is something behind their complaints.
Two days ago, my twenty month old son told me he had bees in his ears. I was amused and baffled and told my husband I'd wait and see if it kept up, thinking maybe he had another ear infection (he doesnt get any symptoms when he gets them) or that the last one, a nasty double infection, might have done some damage that we hadnt caught and I would push the doctor to do a basic hearing check if he kept complaining. So I took him in today and sure enough, he has something causing pressure in his eustachian tubes, something causing his eardrum to bulge outward instead of inward like it should. Our pediatrician was fascinated that the symptoms translated into 'bees in the ears' but his condition is legitimate and very real.
Moral of the story, had I dismissed the 'bees' as my little guy being silly, I would never have known something was wrong or known to keep my eye on the symptoms for signs that it's worsening, at which time-last resort-we might have to have tubes put in his ears.
So moms, trust your instincts and listen to your kids!