Anyone or their kids ever had this particular surgery? (Ear)
It's called a "tympanoplasty". Basically they're going to go in and cut open the back of my sons ear, and put a graft over a large hole in his ear drum. From birth he's had ear infections, loss of hearing. Not terrible loss of hearing to the extent of being deaf but about a 30% loss. 7 sets of tubes, tonsils and adnoids out when he was two years old. He is now 7 years old. And for the last three years, he gets weekly allergy injections which we give him at home. So he's ended up with a hole in each ear drum which we tried just patching up but it didn't work on either one. So on April 3, he is having this surgery done on his left ear. This ear is his good ear with a 98% success rate. His right ear which has excessive scar tissue will be done in the summer time. They said he'll need a surgery just for the scar tissue (very likely) and then the surgery that he already will need. His right ear has an 80% success right.
Anyways this particular surgery makes me pretty nervous. His other ones have been fine and he's always bounced back very quickly. Even with the tonsils out, he was good 24 hours later. But this is a bigger surgery (they all three are) so I am nervous for him. He doesn't care..he is just concerned he'll miss recess and PE. LOL. So if anyone has been through this or had a child who has, could you tell me how it went and the outcome? I am very confident in our doctor. He said he has done over 1000 of these surgeries.