MOMS HELP ME!!! I TOOK MY DAUGHTER TO A ENT DOC BECAUSE SHE HAD LOTS OF EAR INFECTIONS AND WITH ONE LOOK HE SAID SHE NEEDS TUBES. WELL MY HUSBAND IS SUPER NERVOUS ABOUT THE PUTTING HER TO SLEEP THING. SHE NEEDS THE SURGERY HOW COULD I CONVICE HIM TO LET HER HAVE IT?
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Liz - posted on 02/06/2013
My daughter had tubes in both ears at age 2. I looked at this way: there are some potential risks and complications from any surgery, but the risks if we didn't get the tubes in could have been worse, including permanent deafness.
Also, recurrent, chronic ear infections are incredibly painful to experience. Balance that suffering against a surgery so fast that your daughter will only actually be 'asleep' for a matter of minutes.
We went to a pediatric surgery center that were incredibly good and compassionate. It made the whole thing very, very easy on our daughter and consequently better for us as parents.
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