My daughter has had five ear infections since the end of Jan. Her doctor has set us up with an ear, nose, and throat specialist to determine if she should have tubes put in her ears or not.
Anyone have any advice or opinions on this? I would hate to have my LO go through the pain of surgery but when she has at least one massive ear infection a month, how do I weigh the odds?
The surgery is less than 15 min. and the kids wake up cranky, but have a pretty normal day. It is far more scary for the parents. The tubes really helped all 3 of my kids immensely and I do recommend them. I've heard of dietary changes, but it sounds like 5 infections cause a lot of pain....tubes don't automatically end infections, but they often cut down to few to none. I am a fan of tubes. My kids seemed to outgrow the need quickly. I take my 2.5 year old in next week to see if she'll need another set or if she's good to go!
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Answer by salexander at 1:33 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
You don't way the cost. My son had ear infections so bad they would rupture his ear drums. He had to have tubes. Had he not had tubes hearing loss would have been permanent. As it was he still had to have some speech therapy because of the infections. It was a rough time for my DS. We also found at a later time that his tonsils and adnoids have to be removed also. The main concern we had although the PE tube procedure is fast and simple is that my little one has asthma which required that he had to be put under differently than other LO. We had a scare with that but thank God it was found to be allright. You really have no choice Mum. It will make such a wonderful change for your DD. Of course as a Mum you will worry but it will be for the best. Good Luck to you and your DD. you all will be happier after it is done.
Answer by decafsis at 7:01 AM on May. 8, 2009