Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Coming Soon - Surgery

We took my 3 year old son to the ENT yesterday. He had a set of tubes put in his ears in April of 2005, but continued to have sinus problems. Then the tubes came out and we were back to having fluid on his ears all the time. However, our original ENT refused to do anything else for him. At his 3 year check up the pediatrician did a tympanogram (sp) and found out that my little boys ear drums were not moving at all, so his hearing probably isn't the best. He's been in speech therapy since he was eighteen months old, most likely as a result of the muffled hearing. Anyway, we went to a different ENT and he decided to put another set of ear tubes in and to remove his tonsils and adenoids. I'm very nervous about having another surgery! We are hoping though that it will be an end to a lot of his suffering that we face ever year except for in the summer. We do have a wonderful children's hospital here and that makes a world of difference. They did his first set of tubes, and my daughter recently had a small cyst removed off of her face there. So, come April 10th we're in for another round! I told my husband that I can't believe we are having another surgery on one of our children. Then he reminded me to be thankful that they are always minor things! My babysitter has a daughter who was born with three kidneys and she has already faced two surgeries, one at only a few days old. So yes, I am thankful that we only have minor medical issues!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Surgery does make mommies anxious,but you are doing the right thing. My 5yr old had it done at 3yrs (she had only 1 ear infection and 1 tonsillitis, but had horrible breathing & sleep apnea!) and now we are likely going to do the same for our son; a few more infections, i question the hearing, and sleep issues as well. Also, b/c I am a pedi OT, you are so right about linking the hearing with language and speech issues! Good luck!

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