Here's my theory on this Robin-earache storyline in "For Better or For Worse." Deanna and Mike are stressed that they're taking too much time from their jobs to be with sick Robin. They're worried about him crying and disturbing the creepy Kelpfroth neighbors.
How to solve this? Mike quits his job, since the editing and writing work is seeking him out now (ha ha ha ha ha!) and Elly and John practically gift them with their big house, since Mike is obviously the Chosen Child. April? Eh, she can move in with Becky or something.
You watch, it will happen.