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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What the ENT said...

Well, the ENT (a very nice doctor who was running ONE HOUR behind) took one look at Aidan's ears and said, "Young lady, your ears are a MESS!" Despite being on antibiotics for the last 12 days, Aidan's ear infection that we have been trying to treat has only gotten worse rather than better. At this point, only one ear is infected, which is nice - I guess. Anyway, the doctor recommended tubes and, while we would rather not subject her to anesthesia and surgery, we both agree it is the best thing for her. At least we will be able to stop putting so many antibiotics into her system and breeding supergerms. And, if she gets an infection in the future, it can be treated with antibiotic ear drops rather than having to give her oral antibiotics (no more diaper rashes!!!). So, the surgery is scheduled for this coming Friday (6/29). We go in at 6:30, the surgery is at 7:30. The doctor said it should take about 10 minutes and she should be pretty much herself again by the afternoon. I really hope it works. She is clearly uncomfortable again and not sleeping well. She fussed most of last night. Never really woke up, but never really slept well. Poor little girl. After they place the tubes, we go back in 2 weeks for a follow-up appointment and they will do a hearing test to make sure there is no hearing loss as a result of the fluid and infection in her ears for the last several months. That's the update for now! Say prayers for Aidan and for her worried mommies.

1 comment:

Pam said...

PRAYERS for Aidan! That is SO sad, but will be for the best. Supergerms are not nice....

I hope everything goes well!!!!!!!