nervous momma of a 10 month old getting tubes put in his ear & a tongue tie surgery tomorrow!!!

Cassandra - posted on 05/11/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my son is suppose to get tubes in his ears tomorrow. i am worried because i never been through this process before and i dont know what to expect. he has had a lot of ear infections, but not just pain, his ear busted 3 times in the left and one time in the right. and they seemed to never go away. he was on three different oral meds and ear drops and nothing worked. but now that he is getting tubes put in, his ears are fine. he is cutting more teeth and his ears are not bothering him. he is also getting his tongue tied fixed while he is under, im also worried about that because i never been through that process either. im very nervous!! he has had a surgery before so it isnt his first cause he had pyloric stanosis. but his sister had a lot of surgerys because she had cancer and he first surgery was to remove a tumor and half he belly was cut open from the outside like, and it freaked me out soo ever since then i have been terrifeid of surgerys because that one comes to mind. i know this surgery will only be like maybe 30 minutes but im soo nervous its unreal. but anyways could someone please give me some advice about these tubes getting put into his ears or maybe even about tongue tie surgery and the after math of it all. thank you soo much!

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Cassandra - posted on 05/17/2011

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yeah. the surgery went great. i was more scared than him. they didnt need to put an IV in him because the surgery was only bout 30 minutes. and when he woke up, all he wanted was his sippy cup with lots of milk..lol. it has been 5 days today and its like nothing has ever happened. but the doctor said it was a good thing i decided to put tubes in because his left ear was awful, it had so much drainage. so im glad i got those in. as for his tongue everything went fine, he is actually talking better, he has been sayin bye-bye and things like that. and drinking a lot better from his sippy cup. but there is some blisters under his tongue it looks like.. i dont know what that is from but he has a check-up soon so i will ask then. thanks for the advice and information.

Alicia - posted on 05/11/2011

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I have 3 boys, all of them have had their tongues clipped. They put them out and was prbbably an hour total for everything. My oldest was probably 4 and my middle was 1 and they healed great. The tongue is one of the fastest healing parts of the body, it will just be sore. My youngest went in at 3 monthd and the dr. did it in office, no meds nothing, just clipped it right there. There are harldy any nerves there to have any feeling when they are young. he maybe cried for 3 minutes, I might haved freaked more than him!! :) No blood came out and he was touchy for about 2 days.



And for the tubes in the ear. It will make theings so much nicer for your son. My middle boy had continous ear infections, and since then he has not had one at all. he is now four and got them when he was 1 1/2. good luck, and everything will work out just great!!!

Michelle - posted on 05/11/2011

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iw as nervous too, trust me theres nothing to be nervous about. i brought my son back to pre op and they put him in a gown started an ive and let him play in their play room until they gave him some liquid to drink to relax him a little, didn't do much of anything then they let me go back to the or with him and i held his hand while they put a mask on his face and held it there really tight, of course he fought, i mean i would too if someone held something against my face, but literally after about 20 seconds he was out, they took me out and led me upstairs, by the time i got back to the waiting room it was done in about 20 mins if that. It was the best thing i ever did for my son he had an ear infection practically every week. And then would get horrible yeast infections from the antibiotics. My son just turned two, his tubes both fell out. They get pushed up as the ear canal grows and just fall out. I found one in his room, and then daycare saved me one wrapped in a tissue (yuck lol) but he only had one ear infection for the duration of the tubes being in and i knew right away because they started leaking pus (which is what happens when u have tubes and get an ear infection it drains) If i had it to do over again i would absolutely do it the same way, i was very worried, but trust me its nothing and even when we got home after the anestesia wore off it wasn't bad at all :)

Mechelle - posted on 05/11/2011

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The Dr. and nurses will take good care of him and will explain everything step by step. Good luck and I hope he does well!

Cassandra - posted on 05/11/2011

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thanks that helps a lot! i just hate seeing babies go through things. i know its not big deal surgery..but thats the way i am. i went through a lot with my first child juss want everything to stop..like no more problems. but hers was much worse than his and i need to realize that his is done in like 30 minutes or less, its not on going. but thanks for the information on how it will be.

Mechelle - posted on 05/11/2011

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My first daughter got tubes put in, and my 2nd had her tongue tied fixed. I was so nervous for both of them, and they are no big deal.

For the tubes, it took them 15 minutes. They put her under, and it was such a quick process. After the surgery was done, they monitored her for 30 minutes to see if the anesthesia had an effect on her. They said she would probably be ouchy for a day or two, but as soon as we got home she was up running and playing. To be prepared, I made jello, pudding, soup and also got ice pops for her in case she had a hard time eating. They will probably prescribe ear drops in case any fluid leaks from the ear. Other than that, they said just give her tylenol if needed and they made her a checkup about a week or two later to make sure everything was ok.

My 2nd daughter was tongue tied at birth, and because she had trouble eating, we decided to get it fixed. VERY fast and easy procedure. The Dr. did it right in his office. He numbed the area well and took what was almost a smoldering iron to the skin. My daughter was more mad that her mouth was numb. No prescriptions, just tylenol as needed they said.

Don't get too freaked out about it, I know it sounds like you have had your fair share of surgeries, but these two are a breeze. Nothing to worry about!!

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