with pervasive horrible ear infections/ At 3 months she started with the chronic ear infections? what did you do? how they affected the Balance and speech. My poor baby girl is 2o months she now taking steps on her own / she stood at one and started cruising but her speech delay and walking delay have been extensive. After a second pair of ear tubes she not progressed and gets ears infections . They drain now outside the ear. the other day i was cleaning pus out , more antibiotic , and gets tested again Tuesday, i have gone through the gamut . She not walking alone yet and her speech which was normal has not progressed. I'm thinking she can't hear it because she lost words, she say Abeu for peekaboo,and up up but forgot mama and other important words Can you please tell me what U have gone through with ear infections of this caliber. i need to hear stories that were hard to resolve I'm desperate
My son had chronic ear infections and it did affect his speech and his ability to walk. Let me just say that it scared the hell out of me. So to some degree I can relate. But not with the multiple tubes being put in. Although I was warned that it could happen, it did not. Thank God. But my heart goes out to you. I remember how scared I was every single second that my baby could really have some lasting health issues. First, I would go get another opinion from a ENT that comes highly recommended. If you have a teaching hospital near you: call them. Such as Duke or Emory or some other teaching university with a hospital. Second, I would contact an audiologist and a speech therapist. Get a team together of specialists ASAP. Third, get another pediatrician to give you another opinion and to offer more options as far as where to look next.
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