Friday, August 27, 2010


Original post May 11th
I had a wonderful post and when I cut to paste into word to spell check I lost it all! :(

Henry continued to have one ear infection after another so finally after his 7th (i think) double ear infection, we went to see an pediatric ENT. At the initial consult Henry failed his hearing test. The doctor said it was most likely due to the amount of fluid on his ears and that after tubes it would drain off and he would regain his hearing. Nothing like a failed hearing test to make a momma nervous! After talking more with the doctor, he said Henry was a perfect candidate for tubes and we scheduled them for the following week.
Henry was such a trouper! We woke him up early that morning and loaded him into the car with no bottle or breakfast. We arrived at the outpatient clinic and checked him in and they took us to our own waiting room. The nurses were so nice and the whole waiting area was brightly decorated and had all kinds of fun ride-on toys and things to play with. After about an hour of waiting they called for Henry to go back. Lee and I were so nervous! I swear he wasn't gone 15 minutes and they brought me back a groggy, cranky baby with cotton filled ears. Boy was he mad. He twisted and turned and refused his bottle and his daddy. The only thing that calmed him down was eating ice chips (he is like his mom and loves ice). A little bit later the nurse came by and said he looked great and that we could take him home.
The rest of the day went great! Henry came home and drank two bottles back to back (He hadn't eaten since the night before) and played. We all three took a nice long nap together. We were so thankful his surgery went well with no complications!

I am happy to report that at Henry's follow up appointment he passed his hearing test with flying colors and has not had another ear infection since (knock on wood).

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