Tonight, Reagan started complaining that her ear was hurting her. Upon closer inspection, I found that her backing had slipped into her earlobe and become infected.
So I cleaned it. I worked at it and used q-tips and hot/warm water. Then we put on a horrible kids movie to distract her. As an earlobe surgeon, I found the movie to be dangerously raising my blood pressure, endangering the delicate procedure, as well as the patient.
I was finally able to push the backing back through Reagan’s sensitive earlobe and remove the earring.