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tubes in ears?

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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Anyones kids had in done? My youngest just turned 3, & this past year he has had a handful of ear infections every time he gets a stuffy nose its instantaneous. At his physical yesterday he said he wants him to see a ear nose and throut specialist. I'm really all set with him having surgery (of course I'm mom) I'm just really uncomfortable with the idea. He just seems to little
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angi07
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:10 AM
Also they said they could text his hearing he's a rambunctious crazy boy how on earth are they going to do a hearing check
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Astaroth
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:11 AM
I've had them! They weren't bad. I just had to remember to wear ear plugs while in the water, that's all! Eventually they grow out and fall out.
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mom2ljh
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:11 AM
We went through ear infection hell with DS. The winter he was 2 1/2 he had an ear infection that lasted six weeks. Anyhow, we saw ENT, monitored his hearing and fluid retention and were able to avoid surgery so far. He is four now.
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angi07
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:17 AM
Test his hearing bump


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Also they said they could text his hearing he's a rambunctious crazy boy how on earth are they going to do a hearing check

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mom2ljh
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:23 AM
They have a few ways. They'll put a little headphone in his ear and a machine will test for fluid and some hearing. They may try a hearing test where he responds by raising a hand or something, when he hears a tone but that may or may not work. It didn't work with DS, lol.


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Also they said they could text his hearing he's a rambunctious crazy boy how on earth are they going to do a hearing check

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orcadarwin
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:31 AM

My daughter got an ear infection that would not go away.  After 3 months of this ear infection, her doctor referred us to an ENT specialist.  He put tubes in her ears the next day.  She was not even 9 months old.  She did great with them.  Normally, it's an office procedure, but she has asthma, so he decided it would be safer to do it at the hospital, because she would have to be put to sleep.  She did just fine, though.  She was fine when they took her back, didn't cry or anything.  My husband's mother came to wait with me until my husband got there from work.  We all 3 waited.  It didn't take long for him to put the tubes in.  He came in the waiting room to talk to us and said that in about 20 mintues, a nurse would come get us to go back.  We went back and sat down.  Just as soon as our butts hit the seat, a nurse was calling us.  My little girl was screaming her head off and they couldn't calm her down.  She was scared, didn't know anyone in there.  So they had us go on back in the recovery room with her.  We got her calmed down, finally.  Taking her back to the PICU (the only place they could put her for observation after the surgery), they had me sit in the crib and hold her, because she wasn't letting me go.  Oh, the stares I got on the way back to the room.  I just had to laugh.  Here I was sitting in a baby crib, being rolled down the hallway.  It was a funny sight.  

Anyway, the tubes have come out now, it's been over a year.  She had them put in just before her first Christmas.  

MiCHELLEx
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:34 AM
My DD riley had that when she was one, she had like two or three ear infections in a month constantly... she got it done and all they told me to do was put ear plugs in when bathing or swimming.. it wasn't that bad. But I felt bad for her when got out of surgery!
Memigen
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 10:01 AM

My younger DD had them twice now (both at the age of 3) and my son had to have them when he was only 1.  They are both fine and actually WAY better off now.

Unbeknownst to us my DD was practically deaf before her surgery, now she can hear perfectly and is getting clearer and clearer with her speech daily! :)

Memigen
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 10:05 AM

I would like to add that all of my kids have had them done at an outpatient center, have been put under anesthesia for the surgery (which only lasts about 10 minutes), and I have never heard f doing it in the office without such procedures.  But that is MY experience.  Not necessarily eveyone's. :)

They can do the hearing tests a few different ways. They can try you and the child going into a sound booth where they will identify which speaker a sound is coming from or they can put little ear buds intot heir ears and monitor how the sound waves are moving through the ears.  The ear buds have always been best for my daughter.

IluvSpaghettios
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 10:15 AM

They did a hearing test on DS with the headphones and a picture book, he had to point at the airplane if she said airplane, etc. He had tubes put in about a week before his 3rd birthday, his first double ear infection he was 2 weeks old and every couple months after that. That kid had so many ear infections it wasn't funny. After the tubes, his speech improved alot and his hearing. I'm so glad we got them in for him!!!

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