Well, it was a damn good thing we took Michael to the EMT surgery center yesterday.  Not only did he have extensive wax in both ears, but he managed to dislodge the cotton swabs from a Q-Tip in BOTH EARS!

Needless to say, the 1st thing we did when we got home was throw out the Q-Tips.  Truth be told, those things are totally useless anyway.  The only possible use is when you have water in your ear, otherwise all they do is push the way back into your ear. 

As the nurse said, they should be used for cosmetic purposes only!