so scared for my baby

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  1. Ilovehim89

    Ilovehim89 Well-Known Member

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    my 19 month old son, James, has had chronic ear infections...hes had 5 in the last MONTH! The doctor thinks he needs tubes so tomorrow he is getting tubes in his ears and im so scared for him :cry: DH isnt going and SIL will be watching my DD. I just am so scared. Has anyone had their DS or DD go thru getting tubes? What can i expect?
     
  2. tassie

    tassie 1st trimester

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    Hi, sorry I don't have any experience with tubes other than my sisters little boyhad them put in and they cleared up his ear infections completely. They help drain the build up of fluid. Both my dons areprone to ear infections( my 1 year old in on a course of antibiotics now). Your little one will be fine, big hugs to youxxxx
     
  3. Ilovehim89

    Ilovehim89 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for your response. I know in my heart he will be fine and it will make him better...but i know he isnt going to like it and hes going to probably scream....:( and i hate seeing him uncomfy
     
  4. oct-bump

    oct-bump Well-Known Member

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    My nephew had his put in last Friday. Everything went great. He was out by 10am. He took a long nap until about 3. Then he was running around like he has never run before. He was jumping and running in circles. His ears were so bad that it was affecting his balance and hearing. Already in the few days, there is major improvement.

    Good luck. Hopefully everything goes well.
     
  5. sun

    sun Mum of 3

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    I had tubes in my ears when I was young and it was totally painless! I had them in a second time (along with adenoid removal) and it was totally fine then too. I'm sure your son will be fine and will feel so much better after!! xx

    Edit: The second time I remember really well - and I remember not being on antibiotics for the first time in months!! xxx
     
  6. Ilovehim89

    Ilovehim89 Well-Known Member

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    thank you ladies! i will let ya know how he did. I feel a little better about it now
     
  7. Abz1982

    Abz1982 Mum to 2 nutters!

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    I had tubes. Its nothing to worry about and best to get it done now! I didnt get mine till I was 7 after years of chronic ear infections and by that point I was in my own little world as I could hardly hear :(
     
  8. letia659

    letia659 mom to Jacob and Zander!

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    me and my husband had them when we were 3 yrs old he had some hearing loss from the infections I think either way Ive talked to the dr about it because of both of us having them and he said it was a quick in and out very low risk procedure but it is best to do it early even from getting them at 3 my husband had to have help with his speech and he didnt learn to talk much until he was abit older good luck with it I know how it is Zander had to have his tear duct probed when he was 10 months old and they had to put him to sleep it took only just about 5 minutes but it was still scary :nope:
     
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    elainegee Well-Known Member

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    hope he gets on ok, my wee girl has had 3 ear infections thankfully non for nearly a year now but was told something along those lines may need to be done if she developed a further one xxx
     
  10. Ilovehim89

    Ilovehim89 Well-Known Member

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    he didnt get them yesterday like i thought...When the dr referred me I thought they were going to put them in the day i went in but it was just an evaluation.....He gets them in for sure on the 31st
     
  11. oct-bump

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    That's next week. Keep us posted :)
     

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