Monday, March 8, 2010

Ear tubes

Sound familiar?  It should.  Randy had these put in July, 2009, and guess what?  They are not working anymore.  When he received the tubes, the doctor warned that he may have to get a second set.  But he said in 12-18 months, not 8 months later!

I have to be honest, I'm not so sure I want to have then done again.  His ENT is a wonderful man who spends lots of time explaining things and allowing me to vent.  He says that if Randy did not have other health issues, he would suggest that we "wait and see".  But since ear infections take such a huge toll on Randy, he suggests that we do the tubes.  He looked at Randy as a whole when making this reccomendation.  He talked about infection in relationship to his shunt and overall health.  He talked about ear infections and how it sets him back in feeding.  He does not want his ears to delay his speech any more than it already is.  He simply feels the risk of this simple surgery is worth the benefit.  I'm not so sure.

At any rate it is scheduled for April 26, 2010.


  1. Poor little guy :(. Hopefully he will feel better after he gets some new tubes in.