We have been to the doctor more times than I can count in his 9 month
life. I am pretty sure he has his momma allergies (poor kid). Anyway, ear infections have been non stop for us since January (when he started school). It seems like just about the time he finishes an antibiotic he gets another one.
I can't complain for myself because my sick Landry is better than some peoples normal baby, but I just feel so helpless when he is sick. I know he is in pain and I want so badly to take it away for him.
Anyway, this past Monday while at the doctor she brought up the idea of putting tubes in his ears. The doctor said she would rather be proactive about it since he has proven he is prone to getting them. He can thank me for that...
I had tubes in my ears 2 or 3 times as a baby/toddler. I survived, honestly, I don't even remember it. However, I have a slight (I mean slight) hearing loss in my right ear.
If we are going to do it, I would rather do it now than wait any longer. He has been on several antibiotics over the past few months and I don't want him to become used to them or continue to take them constantly. (They HORRIBLE, I mean horrible diaper rash)
- Do you have any experience with this?
- Do you have any advice?
- Did your child have tubes?
- Did it make things better/worse/same?
- Would you do it again if you had to?
- How old was your child?
I think we are going to make the appointment with the pediatric ENT, but I would love to know your experience or advice.
And because it's super cute this was him at the doctors office. (We have our moments, but for the most part you would never guess he is sick)