Yep, it was an ear infection.
Too bad it took FOUR nurses to hold her down so they could irrigate her earwax out in order to get a good look. I'm glad we did it, though, because yup - infection.
Doc said it's not a bad one, but obviously still need to be treated.
It's a good thing we went today. Turns out I have what's called a peritonsillar abscess (basically a tonsil infection) that is bad enough that had I waited one more day, doc said I would have ended up in the ER. I still might have to go have it surgically drained if it doesn't improve in a day.