My mother is a 72 year old type 2 diabetic who has had heart trouble in the past. She has been suffering from a very painful earache for several days now. She was first told it was fluid behind the ear, put on antibiotic and sent to an ENT. The ENT found nothing but put her on steroids and Oxycodone, neither of which have touched her pain. She had a CT scan today(per my sisters request) that only showed some chronic microvascular angiopathy involving white matter. She is still in terrible pain but we have no real answers. Any ideas?