Tammy - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
My son is 19 months. He's had chronic ear and nose infections since about a month old. He saw a ETN a couple months ago and he said that his left ear drum is tilted and is retaining fluid, so he possibly can't hear out of the one ear but the other ear is fine. This could be the reason that he's not talking yet, but it all seems to be only speculations. The doc says that we could do the tubes, but it's completely up to us, that the problem could work itself out with age.
He hasn't had an ear infection for a few months now, but his ears are obviously still bothering him (always scratching and sticking his fingers in) He just said "ball" last week, but he's still behind in language.
I have talked to a couple of moms who had similar issues with their kids, and waited until the kids were older, but in those cases, once they got the tubes in the kids started talking right away and they wished they had done it sooner.
I am very confused as I don't want to do this if it's not (needed), but if I don't do it, am I going to wish I had 3 years from now?