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Oct 29, 2008
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
OT-ear infection post tubes
I am sorry, this is off topic but I thought I would ask because I know I will get some good advice here. Donnie got tubes back in March 2007. They fell out this summer (one is completely out and the other is still in the canal but no longer in the ear drum). He had a URI back in late August or early September and when the ped checked his ears looked good. He has been sick again so I took him to the ped today and his right ear (the one with no tube) is infected. She said if his ear hadn't been infected we would do symptomatic treatment for a cold but he had to be put on yet another antibiotic. I am worried we are starting the whole cycle over again and it isn't winter yet. Do you think this is a sign of more to come? Should I start worrying about having to have another set of tubes? Anyone have experiences after the tubes have come out? I appreciate any advice/experiences! Thanks, Liz
Oct 29, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I can't say that I have experience. Maggie just got her first set. My opinion is that you just might have to do another set. Also imo, that would be better than infection after infection. Stinks doesn't it!
Oct 29, 2008
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
My ds did that. He had his tubes for almost 2yrs (like 1.5yrs) and after they fell out he got a couple of ear infections back to back so the pedi said right then to go back to ENT. It did not take near then infections to get the second set of tubes. I know at that time they did take his adnoids and I have had some friends that their kids tonsils were also taken at that time. HTH. Good luck.
Oct 30, 2008
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
Morgan, my 5 yo, got tubes at 10 months. She had 13 ear infections prior to that and had to be on rocephin shots just to clear the infection enough to do the surgery. All tubes fall out eventually because the child's ear drums grow with them and change. She had to get her second set of tubes around 18 months. Then the third set last year. We thought we were done but not quite. I myself had tubes until I was close to 10 yo. I know that some kid's eustachian(sp?) tubes are just smaller or flatter and don't drain as well as others. This time we had her adenoids out also. We only did this set of tubes because she had 3 ear infections in a row. If you can make it through the winter without another infection I would say it is would be safe to say you may not need another set. Otherwise you migh thave too. Sorry! -Amanda
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