Well after a trip to the ER tonight my antibiotic "is" working, even if I feel as if it isn't, on day five. Apparently I'm making great progress, even if I feel I'm not. My left ear is screaming at me and I'm still coughing like crazy, but apparently this is all par for the course, even if I feel I should be a lot better by now. Oh did I mention I can still bearly talk and doing so makes me cough so badly that I feel like I've inhaled my last breath.
Anyway... I'm going to go back to bed and hopefully will wake up feeling better tomorrow.