My friend, Weezie, suggested I make Nikolai a rice bag to go into the microwave to hold on his ear. So, I did. I always keep rice bags in the freezer but I didn't think that would be good to go straight into the microwave. I used one of Dennis' socks. Nikolai said it made his ear feel better. I did actually get him to eat a piece of toast and drink some grape juice today. That's an improvement from yesterday.