Sussie - posted on 04/26/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
My 18 month old son is now on his 7th Ear Infection since December... so about 5 months have passed. Each time they give him Antibiotics and each time, approximately 2 weeks after the Antibiotics are done, the Ear infection comes back. (Not always due to a cold or flu, sometimes its JUST an ear infection -- both ears, by the way). I have already made an ENT appointment for a couple weeks away since my son just finished an Antibiotic about 4 days ago.. So I figured that in a couple weeks we will know whether its gone or not. WELL... woke up today with high fever.. has had fever ALL day and each time I check him (about every 4 hrs).. the fever is slightly higher (I know its his ears as he will not let me touch them and he keeps tugging and touching them). I have already been advised he will likely need tubes --- Since its Sunday and I can't take him to the pediatrician today, I will make sure to be there first thing in the morning *unless his fever gets any higher, in which case I will take him to the ER tonight*... My question is for all you moms that have had children that have had the tubes put in. I've heard some people say it was the best thing they ever did for their kid... and others not so much. On top of having severe food allergies, my son is also allergic to Motrin and a number of antibiotics.... I worry that he will be one of those people who will have a terrible effect to Anesthesia, etc... Although, I am sure I am just over reacting (as I have a tendency to do that!)... The thought of my almost 19 month old "going under the knife" terrifies me....... I have researched the whole "chiropractor" idea and wish I had known about it earlier.. as I would have DEFINITELY gone that route. I fear though that if my son hasnt already had some hearing loss, if this problem isnt fixed soon, HE WILL. Therefore, I feel the tubes are my only option......Your opinions would be appreciated. Thank you.