I know exactly how you feel....my son had several severe ear infections....let's put it this way, from Christmas to May he had 5 severe ear infections, one of which took us to the ER at Children's Hospital in the middle of the night! To answer your question, no, just relax. He'll be fine and it will help him to learn to amuse himself....a great skill that will be useful the rest of his life! You don't constantly have to find ways to amuse him. He can do it himself. (Also I get migraines and used to be a stay-at-home mom, so I know what it's like. My son would find ways to entertain himself while mommy was sick, then as soon as possible I would have someone come to watch him so I could take my migraine pill and sleep it off for a few hours.) But....for those ear infections, they have numbing ear drops. They are MIRACLE WORKERS!!!! The doctor can prescribe them, but I'm not sure, they may have some over the counter ones. But you just put a drop or two in each ear and they numb their ears so they can get rest!! Also...when he naps, nap with him!!! I used to do that all the time....it will help you get some much needed rest. I always found that when I would nap with him he would sleep for a little longer, too.....so maybe it would work for you!!! Good luck!!