Ear Infections

Tricia - posted on 11/06/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Has anyone's baby been through mulitple ear infections and fluid where the specialist suggests putting tubes in? Has anyone had any problems with them? Has anyone had success?

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Breanna - posted on 11/08/2008

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My daughter had tubes put in at 5 months and I think that it is worth it. She couldn't hear and wasn't responding. She had ear infections for 3 months. She had the tubes put in and she has had 3 ear infections that we have had to take her in for. She is doing wonderful and has discovered music and loves it and is starting to talk.

Rebeca - posted on 11/08/2008

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hey, there. I wanted to post a follow up. My son has started to feel a lot better today...3 days after his surgery. Most babies feel better the next day, but his ears were so infected that he still needed antibiotic drops to heal them up. So, if you're on the fence, I would really suggest getting it done sooner rather than later. My son was miserable for over a month and I really wish we could have gotten the tubes in much sooner. There's nothing worse than a baby with an ear infection that you can't help.

Kimberly - posted on 11/08/2008

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My daughter (now almost 3) had tubes put in at 9 months due to chronic ear infections. I was hesitant at first, given that it is surgery, but decided to go ahead since nothing seemed to be working and I wanted to avoid audiological problems. I agree with the previous poster that waking up after the surgery was the only negative, as she was very upset, but it only lasted about an hour. The surgery is so quick and easy that it is much more anxiety-provoking for you than for your baby. We had absolutely no complications and she has not had an ear infection since :)

Keisha - posted on 11/06/2008

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my daughter had several infections and her speech may be delay because of it. i would def get the tubes. Good luck sweetie!

Rebeca - posted on 11/06/2008

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my one-year old just got his tubes in yesterday. He's had chronic infections for over a month now and antibiotics weren't doing anything to help him. His ears were really infected, so we're still waiting to see the positive results, but with all the drainage he's been having, it's clear he needed them. the worst part about the procedure is when they wake up because babies just don't understand that feeling. It takes about 20-30 minutes for it to wear off and for them to calm down...which can be heart breaking in the moment. but rest assured that it is temporary.

Cheralee - posted on 11/06/2008

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My daughter got tubes at 7 months. It is definitely worth it! We haven't had any problems with hers and only had one ear infection since. Not to mention the fluid could affect her hearing if you wait too long. My stepson didn't get his until he was 2 1/2 and has speech problems because of it. It is a quick and easy surgery. We had barely sat down in the waiting room when they called us in to tell us she was done. I would recommend talking to people in your area for good doctors and use a children's hospital if possible.

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