Well once again I was in the Doctor’s office with my youngest son. It was the 3rd trip in as many weeks and I think they’re getting ready to charge me rent. It seems like he has had a perpetual ear infection for the last two years or so. Every time he gets one it takes months to clear up…and that is no exaggeration. With this current bout his eardrum has ruptured twice and he is just starting his forth antibiotic. Today his doc referred him to a specialist and it looks like they’re probably going to put a tube in his right ear. It’s always his right ear that acts up, the left one has never been a problem. Hopefully we get this thing under control before any permanent damage happens. His hearing in that ear has already tested above the normal range, but we’re hoping it is a temporary thing. The doc says it could heal completely with no ill effects, although he does have some scarring on that eardrum. I can’t believe the specialist had no openings until April 11th, I was hoping to get this dealt with ASAP. As a matter of fact the doc said the sooner the better, but I guess we have to wait because he’s never seen this specialist before and new patients can’t get in right away.
I’ve never had to deal with ear tubes before does any of you have any words of wisdom for me? Is there anything I should know before getting it put in? I’d appreciate any input I can get.