tubes in ears

Gail - posted on 07/24/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my 2 year old son has to get tubes in his ears on the 27th and was just wondering what it involes and how long it takes for the child to recover?

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My son had the original set at 8 months and then the second set at 3 years old, plus he had his adenoids out when the second set of tubes were put in. It is not a big deal at all. I know easier said than done right?! But really, he will be away from you for literally 5-10 minutes. My son was REALLY cranky both times when he woke up from the surgery. The nurse said that was common because of the anesthesia. We stayed in the recovery room for about 20-30 minutes and then we went home. My son slept for most of the day when we got home and by the next morning, he was back to his normal self. Good luck!!!

Jamie - posted on 07/24/2009

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I love tubes!!!!! My kids both had them and everything was great the next day. They do say the older they get the rougher it is on them, mainly the anestisia(sp) I have tubes put in my ears many times, I am 26 and still have to have them, I know Im better the same day.

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My 3 year old is on his second set and also had hie tonsils and adnoids removed when he was 2. I was very scared and I tell you he did fantastic. He was playing around by the end of the same day. I will say that your son may hear noices alot better so he may compalain of things being to loud. I wish you the best and I am sure your lil warrior will do great

Dawn - posted on 07/24/2009

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my 1 yr old just had this done 3 weeks ago. he was only gone from us for 20 minutes. he cried for about 15 minutes after we got him back form the gas they gave him...but once we walked outside he stopped crying. there is a duck pond outside of the hospital where we were and once he saw the ducks he was pointing and laughing:)

i haven't noticed much difference really...he is finally sleeping all night most nights now so that's good!! but he fusses a lot still...but he is cutting his molars so i'll wait awhile longer and see if anything changes.

i wish you luck...and remember it's harder on you than it is on them. i wanted to cry when i couldn't console my son for that 15 minutes. but it's just the gas in their system....once that's out they are fine.

i will pray that everything goes well for him.

Shameeka - posted on 07/24/2009

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My daughter had hers put in when she was 18months old.. From the time we got her to the hospital and when we walked out it was maybe an hour... My daughter slept the whole way home and was fine when we walked in the house.. but after when she gets ear infections before her tubes fell out she would have draining and a tint of blood coming out so after awhile I knew every time it happened it was another ear infection.............. Best of Luck

Jamie - posted on 07/24/2009

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My daughter had to have it done too and she was 13 months. She did fantastic! Like the other ladies have said, it only takes literally 5 minutes for the actual procedure. She was back in my arms within 10 minutes and the total time spent at the hospital was only about an hour. My daughter was back to her normal self after a very long nap and some lunch! Good luck! :)

Kate CP - posted on 07/24/2009

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My daughter had her adenoids removed when they put the tubes in. Total time from the time they took her back to when we were driving home was no more than an hour. That was with waiting for the anesthesia to wear off, signing forms, and talking to the doctor. Honestly it was the best thing I had done for her chronic ear infections. She was back to her normal self the next day. And I got my daughter back! She was happy again, playing, talking, and she could actually hear me. Surgery is scary but this one is worth it.

Carrie - posted on 07/24/2009

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both my kids have had this numerous of times. it takes no more than 5 mins for them to do it. it takes longer to give the kids the meds to be asleep then the whole thing.. mine were both fine the next day. depending on the kid some react good to the meds and others like my oldest get really cranky..

hope it goes ok

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