My 9 month old has had a high fever the last two nights and suddenly became congested so I took him to see the doctor and he has an ear infection. It is too uncomfortable for him to nurse. I try every position. He will try to nurse standing up but quits after a few seconds because he can't breathe and its hurts his mouth. I tried giving him milk in a sippy cup today and he only drank about 4 oz total. He has been given a lot of tylenol, amoxicillin, and motrin by a dropper lately and is refusing it so the use of a dropper is out. He pushes away a cup when I try to give it to him.
I haven't tried using a bulb thing to try to clean out his nose. Any advice? Just how long can he go without much fluids? Worried