Thursday, April 9, 2009

E.N.T. is Dynomite...

E.N.T. is outta sight!

er, yeah...

Well, I called it. Ding ding, it's time for tubes round three! I took Sean (with Ella in tow) to our wonderful Ear Nose and Throat specialist (Doctor E) today and it was confirmed that Sean is missing a tube and has clear fluid in one ear. Good news is the infection has cleared. I had them check his chart to remind me when this current set was put in: May 23, 2008. Didn't even last a year. Dr. E says that he will use t-tubes this time, which are designed to stay in for 2-3 years, with check ups annually.

Surgery is scheduled for April 24 at the oh-so-fun check in time of 6:30 a.m. This year Doug will have to take him solo, since I do not want to try to manage Sean and Ella that early in the hospital by myself. I Will stay home with her and get Aidan off to school. Last year I think I got him in and out and home right as Aidan was heading to school. Dr. E is swift!

I am so glad I booked the infection follow up with Dr. E directly and didn't waste time going to our Ped first, then to referral. I'm glad that Dr. E gets us in when we need it!

3 comments:

Lovin Mama said...

The ENT sounds nice to work with. Bummer that the tubes don't stay ut. Isn't it terrible how the third kid just gets drug everywhere the older ones have to be. Poor Goldie no sooner falls asleep in the van and she has to get out.

Karen said...

It seems that once tubes are placed they need REplaced frequently. I'm wondering at what age they can just go without? I hope they stay in a good long time for you this go-round.

JennyH said...

Doesn't that suck?! Max has gone through so many tubes! Our ENT did not recommend the T tubes (I asked about them once). He said they are more likely to leave a hole in the ear drum. I wasn't that concerned about it-- a hole is good -right!? haha. I am hoping Sean's T tubes stay put and stay open for him.