[quote=katesmom]Well, we took our daughter to her ENT on Thursday & we went ahead & scheduled the surgery for this Thursday. We feel that it is the best choice, & we have exhausted all of our options. Shes had 9 ear infections since last Dec.
Even though I know we are making the right choice Im very nervous about my baby having to have anesthesia. The doctor explained to me that she will only be under for like 10 minutes & the surgery is very simple…Im just nervous.
If your child has had this surgery can you ease my nerves.
My daughter went through having ear infections all the time. When we went to get her evaluated to have the tubes place it was not recommended (there was no fluid or infection) because this was the start of her not having them at all. This was the period where all was well. Then she started getting them consistently. She did not have the tubes placed until she was 6. Looking back I really wished I had done it sooner. RIght now she is classified as developmentally delayed. She is in special education and is working with a speech pathologist, reading and math help.
Hopefully I can describe this well. In the beginning of her life when learning is done on multiple levels hers was stilted due to the infections and fluid in her ears. Imagine hearing every word spoken as if you were under water. Of course things sound disorted so you speak what you hear. This is turn affects other things. For a while progress was made for her until the ear infections resumed. It was evident when she went to Kindergarten that she was behind her peers due to how she experienced her world.
She has been receiving help for the past two years and since the placement of the tubes tremendous strides in progress have been seen. As time goes by and her brain learns things correctly I believe she will catch up or exceed her peers. If she doesn’t I can accept that too and will continuously reinforce that she is special in her own way. My prayers are for the former but as always it is what God wills for her life.
The surgery is quite simple and quick. She was a little groggy coming out of the anesthesia but that is expected. One reaction that may alarm you but is common is that a lot of them cry coming out of it. Thought I give you a head’s up in case this is not told to you. A couple of hours after the surgery she was running around as if nothing happened. Please keep up with the med’s because it is easier to keep pain at bay. It is difficult to manage pain once it becomes intense without resorting to stronger measures.
I remember I was quite apprehensive about my dd going under. I hope that this calmed some of your fears and answered some of your questions.
Please let us know how it went.