Friday, January 25, 2008
Tubes in the ears
Have any of you had experience with needing tubes in your children's ears? My daughter had double ear infections for about two months, it took 5 different antibiotics before we got rid of her ear infections. Now that the infections are cleared up she isn't in pain anymore, but she still has some fluid in her ears. We went to see the ENT, who said she needed tubes in her ears. My husband and I have mixed feelings about this. Mainly because we had her hearing tested and she didn't appear to have any hearing loss. Also, they said it could slow down her speech development, but I think she is already very advanced there. She is 16 months and can count to 10, knows her ABCs, colors, animals, shapes, etc... We have heard some good experiences and some bad experiences, and really wonder how necessary tubes really are. We would prefer to wait a couple months and see if the fluid will re-absorb on its own, but not if that will cause her harm. Do any of you have experience or insight on this topic?