my son has had like 5 year infections, and now they are talking about getting tubes now for the problem. im worried bc they said that he is going to have to be a sleep while they do thisAnswer Question
Answer by DeeGillette at 4:09 PM on May. 3, 2009
I haven't but my brother did. My mom says that it was a life saver for both of them.
Yes, there are risks with general anesthesia but there are risks with constant infections too. First there is the awful strain on both of you, the constant pain and helplessness while you wait for the infection to go away. Second, there is the constant risk from the drugs if he's put on antibiotics - he could develop an allergy, all drugs have side effects (look up tetracycline's effects on children), and the long term effect on the bug population (look up MRSA). Third, there is the long term effect on his hearing, speech, and learning. Every time he has an infection, his hearing is blocked in that ear, his speech development suffers, and he loses ground in learning.
Answer by kaycee14 at 4:12 PM on May. 3, 2009
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Answer by chef_mama at 8:33 PM on May. 3, 2009
After1 week of starting daycare at 16 months my daughter got sick for the first time. She had ear infection constantly for 3 months straight. No sooner when we would finish a round of antibiotics she would get another, to the point of the last ear infection causing her ear to perforate. Her doctor suggested tubes and I was hesitant at first but after talking to the specialist and other mothers I went ahead with it. I had not realized how much it was affecting her speech development. It was a life saver.
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