Thanks for all the advice. The ear was up this am, a little red inside but standing up good and straight.
Crocker is 6 months old. When I sit on the floor he puts the top of his head in my lap and flips himself over.
And yes, he's been fighting an ear infection for well over a month now. Won't seem to go away. So that was probably why he cried.
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